Average Entry-Level Psychologist Salary

$60,148
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,007
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Psychologist is $60,148.
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$39k
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MEDIAN $60,148
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Salary
$39k - $87k
Bonus
$5 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$32k - $91k

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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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Popular Skills for Psychologist

Skills in Clinical Psychology, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Clinical Supervision are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Counseling and Counseling.

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 $68,576 based on 1,005 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.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Psychologist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 12.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (9.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,484 survey responses.
Early Career
40.5%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
20.9%
Late Career
17.4%