Average Psychologist Salary

AU$72,507
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AU$2,500
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The average salary for a Psychologist is AU$72,507.
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AU$52k
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MEDIAN AU$72,507
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Salary
AU$52k - AU$98k
Bonus
AU$560 - AU$10k
Total Pay
AU$56k - AU$123k

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Job Description for Psychologist

Psychologist Tasks
  • 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

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 894 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.8%
Early Career
42.5%
Mid Career
20.1%
Experienced
13.2%
Late Career
4.4%

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