The average salary for a Psychologist in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$76,944 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

AU$49,639 - AU$96,716
AU$50K
AU$68K
AU$97K
MEDIAN: AU$68,183
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AU$28.59 - AU$146
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MEDIAN: AU$39.35
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AU$0AU$122K
Salary AU$49,639 - AU$96,716
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$10,090
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$50,379 - AU$122,132
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data AU$0AU$145
Hourly Rate AU$28.59 - AU$146
Overtime AU$60.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$122K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$10,090
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$50,379 - AU$122,132
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Psychologist

Pay by Experience for a Psychologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Psychologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$65,000 based on 110 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Psychologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$85,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Psychologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$93,000 based on 20 salaries. A Psychologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$84,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Psychologist

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Psychologist Salaries

▲30%

▲18%

▲17%

National Average
AU$72,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Psychologist Salaries


▲3%

▼0%

National Average
AU$72,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 85%