Average Psychologist Salary

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The average salary for a Psychologist is $75,956.
MEDIAN $75,956
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$48k - $113k
$103 - $11k
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$485 - $14k
$10k - $13k
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$45k - $132k

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Job Description for Psychologist

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.
The top respondents for the job title Psychologist are from the companies Self-Employed, Kaiser Permanente and The Veterans Administration (United States). Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is $118,984. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Department of Veteran's Affairs and Kaiser Permanente, earning around $109,089 and $101,682, respectively. Spring Harbor pays the lowest at around $72,001. CHE and The Veterans Administration (United States) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $82,164 and $95,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Psychologist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Psychologist

An entry-level Psychologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,148 based on 497 salaries. An early career Psychologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,576 based on 1,128 salaries. A mid-career Psychologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,231 based on 637 salaries. An experienced Psychologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,381 based on 595 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $88,958.
Employees with Psychologist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 3.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (2.5% more) and San Diego, California (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (17.2% less), Los Angeles, California (3.0% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.6% less).

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