Average Early-Career Psychologist Salary

$68,576
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,750
Bonus
$10,000
Commission
$2,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Psychologist is $68,576.
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$41k
10%
$69k
50%
$94k
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MEDIAN $68,576
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Salary
$41k - $94k
Bonus
$101 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$500 - $10k
Commission
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$40k - $101k

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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.

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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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Popular Skills for Psychologist

Skills in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Supervision, Forensic Psychology and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 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 $60,148 based on 161 salaries. A mid-career Psychologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,231 based on 528 salaries. An experienced Psychologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,381 based on 520 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $88,958.
Employees with Psychologist in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 9.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (8.7% more) and New York, New York (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (4.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (3.5% less) and San Diego, California (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,640 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.8%
Mid Career
32.2%
Experienced
31.7%
Late Career
26.3%