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How much does a Psychologist make in the United States?

Average base salary
3.4k salaries reported, updated at Jun 02, 2020
per year
The average salary for a psychologist is $101,243 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid jury duty
  • Wellness program
  • Health insurance

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Where can a Psychologist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for psychologists

Most recommended certification


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 $101,243 per year.

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Most common benefits for Psychologists

  • Loan forgiveness
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid jury duty
  • Wellness program
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid sick time
  • Loan repayment program

Salary satisfaction

Based on 85 ratings

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

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