The average salary for a Psychologist is AU$72,507.
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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…Read more
- 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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Popular Skills for Psychologist
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Skills in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Patient Counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Psychologist
An entry-level Psychologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$61,862 based on 177 salaries. An early career Psychologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$69,023 based on 380 salaries. A mid-career Psychologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$81,965 based on 180 salaries. An experienced Psychologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$86,549 based on 118 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$88,996.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Psychologist in their job title in Adelaide, South Australia earn an average of 7.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (6.8% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (5.5% less), Darwin, Northern Territory (5.1% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (3.0% less).
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