Average Clinical Psychologist Salary

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The average salary for a Clinical Psychologist is $77,250.
MEDIAN $77,250
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$49k - $110k
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$51 - $49k
$0 - $38k
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$49k - $130k

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Job Description for Clinical Psychologist

The top respondents for the job title Clinical Psychologist are from the companies Self-Employed, U.S. Air Force (USAF) and The Veterans Administration (United States). Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is $110,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kaiser Permanente and The Veterans Administration (United States), earning around $106,963 and $102,976, respectively. Nystrom and Associates pays the lowest at around $75,000. CHE and Medoptions Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $82,304 and $83,758, respectively.

Career Paths

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Clinical Psychologist
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Behavioral Health Director
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Popular Skills for Clinical Psychologist

Skills in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Supervision, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Health and Wellness are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Psychologist

An entry-level Clinical Psychologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,353 based on 108 salaries. An early career Clinical Psychologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,020 based on 909 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Psychologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,580 based on 531 salaries. An experienced Clinical Psychologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,247 based on 498 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $91,757.
Employees with Clinical Psychologist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 11.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (4.3% more) and San Diego, California (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Francisco, California (6.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (6.7% less) and Los Angeles, California (5.9% less).

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