Average Mid-Career Psychologist Salary in San Diego, California

$75,472
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Psychologist in San Diego, California is $75,472.
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$41k
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$75k
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$103k
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MEDIAN $75,472
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$41k - $103k
Total Pay
$37k - $170k

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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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Psychologist. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Psychologist
Clinical Psychologist
School Psychologist
Psychotherapist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for Psychologist

An early career Psychologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,261 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Psychologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,389 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $108,929.
Employees with Psychologist in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 24.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (19.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (14.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 42 survey responses.
Early Career
59.5%
Experienced
26.2%
Late Career
14.3%