The average salary for a Mid-Career Psychologist in Los Angeles, California is $86,385.
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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…Read more
- 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
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 $59,845 based on 8 salaries. An early career Psychologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,414 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Psychologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Psychologist in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 8.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (4.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (15.5% less), San Diego, California (12.6% less) and New York, New York (7.3% less).
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