How much do Psychologists earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary

$81,659

The average salary for a psychologist is $81,659

4,126 salaries reported. Updated 25 May 2022.

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How much does a Psychologist make?

In the United States, the average pay for a psychologist as of June 2022 is approximately $81,659 per year. That works out to be approximately $39.26 per hour and $6,805 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Psychologist salaries

DirectlyApply has seen psychologist salaries ranging from a high of $127,725 per year to a low of $10,000 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of psychologists currently sit between $65,000 per year and $127,725 per year.

To be considered a top earning psychologist you would be expected to be making in excess of $127,725 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $65,000 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an psychologist can vary significantly (by as much as $117,725 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.


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