$76,407
Avg. Salary
$49.60
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,012

Bonus

$2,750

Profit Sharing

$25,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Clinical Psychologist is $49.60 per hour.

The median Clinical Psychologist has a base pay of $76,407. Salaries generally range from $48k to $110k. The median bonus is $2,012. Skills that can affect salary include Clinical Psychology, Clinical Supervision, Counseling, Health and Wellness, Pediatrics, Clinical Research, pain management, Eating Disorders, Forensic Psychology, Assessment, Psychotherapy, Training, Geriatrics, Autism, Psychological Testing.
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MEDIAN $49.60
$48k
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MEDIAN $76,407
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MEDIAN: $76,407
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$0$127K
Salary $48,373 - $109,836
Bonus $0.00 - $10,376
Profit Sharing $51.06 - $48,608
Commission $25,000
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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$48,499 - $127,383
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,176
Hourly Data $0$151
Hourly Rate $22.40 - $151
Hourly Tips $0.52
Overtime $0.79 - $86.81
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,376
Commission $25,000
Profit Sharing $51.06 - $48,608
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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$48,499 - $127,383
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 396

Job Description for Clinical Psychologist

Clinical psychologists carry out patient evaluations and treatment in order to diagnose and relieve psychological issues; these issues may be due to the mental state of the patient or the environment and situations he/she has been facing. Objective evaluations should be carried out in order to determine the problems and what sort of care should be provided. Common issues that may be addressed include depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems.

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Clinical Psychologist Tasks
  • Write reports on clients, and maintain required paperwork.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans and duration of therapy.
  • Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues, and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments, the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary.

Clinical Psychologist Pay By Employer

$0$230K

Self-Employed
12 profiles
$120,000

Medoptions Inc.
11 profiles
$83,679

$84,400

$109,203

$112,640

Acadia, Inc.
3 profiles
$66,041

Common Career Paths for Clinical Psychologist


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It is somewhat unusual to come across Clinical Psychologists who move on to become Neuropsychologists, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $87K. Clinical Psychologists most frequently become Psychologists and Forensic Psychologists even though median compensation is $5K lower and $15K lower, respectively.

Clinical Psychologist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Clinical Psychologist


Clinical Psychologists report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Psychotherapy, Autism, Forensic Psychology, and pain management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Psychological Testing, Training, and Eating Disorders. Most people experienced in Clinical Psychology also know Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Psychologist

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Psychologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Psychologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 807 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Psychologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 411 salaries. An experienced Clinical Psychologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 354 salaries. A Clinical Psychologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 251 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,207

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

Clinical Psychologists will find that Dallas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Clinical Psychologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+28 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), San Antonio (+19 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Los Angeles, 15 percent below the national average. Denver and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

Clinical Psychologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Psychologist?

Clinical Psychologist in Fort Wayne:
"Fort Wayne Psychologist."
Pros: I live here
Cons: Caste System in Mental Health is prevalent

Clinical Psychologist in Los Angeles:
"Consultation and liaison skills in fast paced environment."
Make an effort to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams. See challenges from multiple perspectives and set appropriate boundaries when needed. Consider using a systems model to address clinical issues including team dynamics.

Clinical Psychologist in Cary:
"Peddling psychology privately."
Pros: Helping children and their families. Since it's private and fees are high, many who come are invested in making a change. Unlike hospitals, you cam make a bigger difference on the child through the family aswell, rather than just your sorry time with them until their stable. You get to see the part where they really turn it around.
Cons: The feeling that you're being exploited. We're employees labeled independent contractors, offered minimal percentages of what we bring in for no given reasons. I can't actually determine my own hours or if I run a group inside or outside scheduled hours. I have to fight to not have cases outside the scope of my training put on my calendar. My "weekend" is broken up by a day of the week. Staff turnover is high.

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Key Stats for Clinical Psychologist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 251 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Clinical Psychologist Salaries

▲18%

▲14%

National Average
$79,000

▼2%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Clinical Psychologist Salaries

Psychotherapy
▲10%

Autism
▲5%




Geriatrics
▼0%

National Average
$79,000


Assessment
▼1%


▼3%


▼9%


Training
▼22%

Psychological Testing
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 24%