The average salary for an Early-Career Psychologist with Forensic Psychology skills is $71,317.
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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 Clinical Psychology, Clinical Supervision, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Clinical Research 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 $66,602 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Psychologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,915 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Psychologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,743 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,295.
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