$74,572
Avg. Salary
$44.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,400

Bonus

$4,500

Profit Sharing

$12,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Psychologist is $44.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Psychologist is $74,572 per year.

$15.27
10%
$44.50
50%
$147.24
90%
MEDIAN $44.50
$46k
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$75k
50%
$112k
90%
MEDIAN $74,572
$45,631 - $112,289
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MEDIAN: $74,572
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$0$128K
Salary $45,631 - $112,289
Bonus $0.00 - $10,204
Profit Sharing $493 - $18,246
Commission $12,000
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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$43,565 - $128,249
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,283
Hourly Data $0$147
Hourly Rate $15.27 - $147
Hourly Tips $9.52
Overtime $7.50 - $102
Annual Data $0$128K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,204
Commission $12,000
Profit Sharing $493 - $18,246
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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$43,565 - $128,249
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 459

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.

Psychologist Pay By Employer

$0$176K

Self-Employed
19 profiles
$120,551

$91,902

$101,682

$112,854

Common Career Paths for Psychologist


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Psychologist Job Listings

Popular Skills for Psychologist

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 $65,000 based on 790 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 $80,000 based on 394 salaries. An experienced Psychologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 350 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 $98,000 based on 255 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,605

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

Psychologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Psychologist?

Psychologist in Staten Island:
"Insulated."
Pros: close to home
Cons: lower salary

Psychologist in Columbus:
"Fluctuation of job responsibilities."
Ask many questions of many people at the location and in the area. You want to practice.

Psychologist in Macclenny:
"Psy.D. Salary in Macclenny."
Pros: Seeing patients display acceptable behavior.
Cons: Bureaucracy.

Psychologist in Tacoma:
Pros: Work independently.
Cons: Too many cases and reports.

Psychologist in New York:
"Like your job."
Must like it be passionate ABOUT IT, LONG YEARS OF TRAINING.

Psychologist in Atlanta:
Pros: Flexible hours, own boss, interesting work, great job for balancing needs of family and work, low conflict calm environment, ok status.
Cons: Drop in pay with managed healthcare plans. I really work 24/7 and bring work home due to report writing, returning phone calls, and emergency on-call. I have to pay rent, no benefits, and take all risks. Patients can be very difficult and unmotivated and then blaming when they do not improve. Lonely work environment with little peer contact as everyone is shut into his own office all day.

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Key Stats for Psychologist

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 273 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Psychologist Salaries

▲27%

▲16%

▲5%

National Average
$77,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Psychologist Salaries

Patient Counseling
▲12%

Psychological Testing
▲9%

Autism
▲8%

Health Psychology
▲6%




National Average
$77,000


Neuropsychology
▼1%

Assessment
▼8%

▼10%

Eating Disorders
▼20%

Group Therapy
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 273 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 25%