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Psychologist salary in United States

How much does a Psychologist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $104,547
Low $69,091
High $158,199
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a psychologist is $104,547 per year in the United States. 5.5k salaries reported, updated at September 29, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Psychologists in United States

  1. LifeStance Health
    389 reviews238 salaries reported
    $125,536per year
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Highest paying cities for Psychologists near United States

  1. Bakersfield, CA
    $270,322 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. San Francisco, CA
    $219,467 per year
    54 salaries reported
  3. Dallas, TX
    $185,795 per year
    17 salaries reported
  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $119,383 per year
    44 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $110,511 per year
    114 salaries reported
  3. Washington, DC
    $104,544 per year
    26 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $99,758 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $96,543 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $87,372 per year
    26 salaries reported
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Where can a Psychologist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Psychologists

Most recommended certification

BC/BE(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 $104,547 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%

Top companies hiring Psychologists with the recommended certification

US Office of Naval Research
US HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies
United States Postal Service
Brevard Public Schools
National Association of Safety Professionals
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Top specialties
Genetics & Genomics
Top licenses
Medical License

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Psychologists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Clinical Psychologist

Job openings

Average $112,582 per year

Mental Health Technician

Job openings

Average $28.78 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Psychologist

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