The average salary for an Early-Career Psychologist with Clinical Psychology skills is $72,717.
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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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Popular Skills for Psychologist
Skills in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Clinical Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Forensic Psychology, Clinical Supervision and 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 $65,910 based on 59 salaries. A mid-career Psychologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,124 based on 322 salaries. An experienced Psychologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,572 based on 311 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,269.
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Employees with Psychologist in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 9.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (6.6% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1.9% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.1% less).
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