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Psychometrist Salary

Psychometrists in the United States pull down an average of $16.88 per hour. Compensation ranges from $12.25 per hour on the lower end to $24.73 on the higher end. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although about a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. Women make up the vast majority of Psychometrists (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most Psychometrists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,284 - $53,901
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,594
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$12.25 - $24.73
(Median)
$12
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,284 - $53,901  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
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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$26,412 - $53,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.25 - $24.73  
   
Overtime
$20.11 - $29.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,936  
   
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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$26,412 - $53,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168

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Job Description for Psychometrist

A psychometrist uses their training and/or experience in psychology to specialize in tests and measurements. They may administer and score tests that evaluate the cognitive, behavioral, academic, neuropsychological, or emotional status of a patient. They accurately record responses and take note of any behaviors that could affect test results. Aside from testing, a psychometrist may also be responsible for building rapport with a patient and motivating them to participate in the tests, encouraging optimal results. It is not uncommon for a psychometrist to also perform clerical duties such as typing, billing and coding, and testing and procuring office supplies.

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Psychometrist Tasks

  • Perform and score psychological testing of patients.
  • Write evaluation reports under supervision of Psychologist.
  • Conduct interviews and observe behaviors for selection and evaluation purposes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Psychometrist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Psychometrists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $36K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $40K. Psychometrists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $43K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $57K.

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Experience Affects Psychometrist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 33%