A Psychologist earns an average salary of $72,889 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Psychological Testing is associated with high pay for this job.

$45,021 - $111,516
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MEDIAN: $72,888
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$15.21 - $145.95
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,021 - $111,516  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$3,375  
Commission
$13,500  
Total Pay (?
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$43,036 - $126,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $145.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$9.52  
Overtime
$2.21 - $205.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
   
Commission
$13,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,375  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,036 - $126,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 240

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Job Description for Psychologist

Psychologists employ their education and knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) to provide diagnostic interviews, psychological testing, and individual and group psychotherapy. They may work as part of a multidisciplinary team, and consult with other professionals regarding patient care. These other professionals vary depending upon the type of psychologist. For instance, a school psychologist may work with teachers, social workers, counselors, and doctors. Psychologists may also communicate with family members and other care providers. Additionally, they conduct a significant amount of verbal interviews, as well as collaboration with other professionals; report writing is extensive and need to be clear as a medical record, as well as for other care providers when necessary.

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Psychologist Tasks

  • Conduct psychological exams, providing recommendations about courses of treatment and diagnosis.
  • Participate in and recruit for applied research in psychology.
  • Respond to crises with appropriate interventions and change treatment plans to respond to changing circumstances.
  • Administer and interpret psychological tests and measurements, and document results internally and for patients.
  • Guide patients through treatment regimens like behavior modification, psychotherapy, and group therapy.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,614

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Key Stats for Psychologist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Psychologist Salaries




National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Psychologist Salaries

Psychological Testing
up arrow 12%

Health Psychology
up arrow 9%


Neuropsychology
up arrow 7%




National Average
$75,000

Autism
up arrow 2%

Assessment
up arrow 5%


Eating Disorders
up arrow 18%

Group Therapy
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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