Entry-Level Clinical Psychologist Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (a little over a half) of final income for Entry-Level Clinical Psychologists. That final number averages out to $70K across the industry. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Clinical Psychologists is high. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, nearly one in five claim no health benefits at all. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,366 - $92,582
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$69K
$93K
MEDIAN: $69,471
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$17.88 - $82.02
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$0$98K
Salary $43,366 - $92,582
Bonus $0.00 - $9,891
Profit Sharing $1,600
Commission $37,500
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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$43,293 - $98,941
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 679
Hourly Data $0$82
Hourly Rate $17.88 - $82.02
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $0.00 - $61.53
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,891
Commission $37,500
Profit Sharing $1,600
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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$43,293 - $98,941
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 108

Clinical Psychologist Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,526

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Clinical Psychologists, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Clinical Psychologists will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+20 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), Baltimore (+10 percent), and San Francisco (+9 percent). Los Angeles is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Workers in Dallas and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

Clinical Psychologist Advice

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

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.

Key Stats for Clinical Psychologist

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
20%

Skills That Affect Clinical Psychologist Salaries

pain management
▲10%

Health and Wellness
▲5%

Clinical Supervision
▲3%

Pediatrics
▲2%

Clinical Research
▲1%


National Average
$71,000

Counseling
▼4%

Eating Disorders
▼4%

Forensic Psychology
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 21%