Psychologist Salary

A Psychologist earns an average salary of $73,225 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Patient Counseling, Psychological Testing, and Autism.

$46,315 - $114,965
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$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,317
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$15.02 - $141.52
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MEDIAN: $41.36
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$0$130K
Salary $46,315 - $114,965
Bonus $0.00 - $10,213
Profit Sharing $350.00 - $31,750
Commission $11,000
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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$43,345 - $130,446
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,311
Hourly Data $0$207
Hourly Rate $15.02 - $141.52
Hourly Tips $13.04
Overtime $2.14 - $207.13
Annual Data $0$130K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,213
Commission $11,000
Profit Sharing $350.00 - $31,750
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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$43,345 - $130,446
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 271

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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.

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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: $76,731

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Psychologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Psychologist?

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.

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Key Stats for Psychologist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%
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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
▼21%

Group Therapy
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 25%
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