How much does a Psychologist make in the United States?

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The average salary for a psychologist is $94,725 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

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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 $94,725 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
2012887increase by 887
20133033increase by 241.94%
20144502increase by 48.43%
20152228decrease by 50.51%
20163628increase by 62.84%
20172932decrease by 19.18%
20183137increase by 6.99%
20193803increase by 21.23%

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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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