The average salary for an Entry-Level Psychologist is $60,148.
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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, 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).
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