Psychologist Salary (United States)

A Psychologist earns an average salary of $66,250 per year. A skill in Forensic Psychology is associated with high pay for this job.
Psychologist Total Pay (?
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$40,115 - $102,788
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66K
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100K
MEDIAN: $66,249
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Psychologist Total Pay (?
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$20.46 - $149.29
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,115 - $102,788  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,939  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,045  
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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$41,040 - $128,118  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.46 - $149.29  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $150.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,939  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,045  
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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$41,040 - $128,118  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,361
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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

Washington
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San Francisco
up arrow 32%
San Diego
up arrow 18%
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Boston
up arrow 4%
Atlanta
up arrow 3%
Minneapolis
0%
Baltimore
0%
National Average
$70,000
Philadelphia
up arrow 4%
Seattle
up arrow 5%
Phoenix
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Chicago
up arrow 8%
Dallas
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Denver
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Experience Affects Psychologist Salaries

National Average
$70,000

Skills That Affect Psychologist Salaries

Forensic Psychology
up arrow 15%
National Average
$70,000
Clinical Supervision
up arrow 1%
Counseling
up arrow 4%
Autism
up arrow 10%
Assessment
up arrow 23%

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Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 24%
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