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How much does a Psychologist make in the United States?

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3.9k salaries reported, updated at Jul 31, 2020
$105,305
per year
The average salary for a psychologist is $105,305 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Flexible schedule
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Work from home
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for psychologists

Most recommended certification

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earn +18.95% more

The jobs requiring this certification have increase by 21.23% since 2018. Psychologists with this certification earn +18.95% more than the average base salary, which is $105,305 per year.

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Most common benefits for Psychologists

  • Loan forgiveness
  • Flexible schedule
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Work from home
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Wellness program
  • Health savings account
  • Flexible spending account
  • Dental insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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49% of Psychologists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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