Child Psychologist Salary

The average Child Psychologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $68K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Child Psychologists are female. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,825 - $101,522
$41K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,649
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$19.36 - $50.68
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$51
MEDIAN: $33.61
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$0$107K
Salary $40,825 - $101,522
Bonus $0.00 - $17,500
Total Pay (?
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$41,141 - $107,192
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 114
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $19.36 - $50.68
Overtime $15.00
Annual Data $0$107K
Bonus $0.00 - $17,500
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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$41,141 - $107,192
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Child Psychologist

Child psychologists/therapists diagnose and treat children 17 years old or younger who have mental, social, behavioral, or emotional problems. They are counseling professionals and highly-trained specialists who use a multidisciplinary approach which takes into consideration the child's home, school, and social environment. Their work environment may range from a school setting to a large clinic or private practice, and their common goal is to make helpful decisions for the betterment of their patients' welfare.

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Child Psychologist Tasks

  • Work with parents in the development of each student
  • Counsel patients and groups regarding problems
  • Administer diagnostic assessments and evaluate student performance
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans and monitor effectiveness
  • Develop, implement and monitor goals and objectives of the school and program

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Psychologist

Pay by Experience for a Child Psychologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Child Psychologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Psychologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Child Psychologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 15 salaries. A Child Psychologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Child Psychologist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Child Psychologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Experienced
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 17%
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