A Psychologist earns an average salary of $72,806 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.

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MEDIAN: $72,805
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$14.86 - $147.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,326 - $110,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,222  
Profit Sharing
$3,375  
Commission
$16,000  
Total Pay (?
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$42,142 - $125,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,281
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $147.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$9.52  
Overtime
$2.14 - $207.13  
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,222  
   
Commission
$16,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,375  
Total Pay (?
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$42,142 - $125,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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

  • 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.
  • Respond to crises with appropriate interventions and change treatment plans to respond to changing circumstances.
  • Conduct psychological exams, providing recommendations about courses of treatment and diagnosis.
  • Participate in and recruit for applied research in psychology.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,287

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Experience Affects Psychologist Salaries




National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Psychologist Salaries

Psychological Testing
up arrow 13%

Neuropsychology
up arrow 10%

Health Psychology
up arrow 10%



Clinical Supervision
up arrow 4%

Assessment
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

Autism
up arrow 3%



Eating Disorders
up arrow 18%

Group Therapy
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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