Psychologist Salary

A Psychologist earns an average salary of $69,455 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Neuropsychology, Clinical Research, and Forensic Psychology.

$41,255 - $106,252
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$41K
$69K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,455
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$20.10 - $151.87
(Median)
$20
$48
$150
MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,255 - $106,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,875  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,391  
Total Pay (?
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$41,961 - $129,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,445
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$20.10 - $151.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $145.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,875  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,391  
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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$41,961 - $129,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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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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Experience Affects Psychologist Salaries




National Average
$72,000


Skills That Affect Psychologist Salaries

Neuropsychology
up arrow 36%

Clinical Research
up arrow 17%



Clinical Supervision
up arrow 3%

National Average
$72,000

Autism
up arrow 2%


Assessment
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 247 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 24%
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