The average salary for an Entry-Level Psychologist is AU$66,543 per year.

AU$49,192 - AU$84,106
AU$49K
AU$65K
AU$84K
MEDIAN: AU$64,778
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50%
90%
AU$26.83 - AU$102
AU$27
AU$38
AU$100
MEDIAN: AU$38.35
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$99K
Salary AU$49,192 - AU$84,106
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$10,101
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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AU$50,064 - AU$99,855
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 355
Hourly Data AU$0AU$198
Hourly Rate AU$26.83 - AU$102
Overtime AU$15.10 - AU$199
Annual Data AU$0AU$99K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$10,101
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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AU$50,064 - AU$99,855
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 115

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

  • 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.

Psychologist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$68,086

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Psychologist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Psychologist in City:
Get out, you don't want to work here.

Key Stats for Psychologist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
17%

Skills That Affect Psychologist Salaries


▲1%

National Average
AU$68,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 87%