How much do Psychologists earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary

$57,837

The average salary for a psychologist is $47,692

$15,000

$57,837
National Average

$90,000

8,201 salaries reported. Updated 10 November 2021

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How much does a Psychologist make?

In the United States, the average pay for a psychologist as of January 2022 is approximately $57,837 per year. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $29.66 per hour and $4,820 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Psychologist salaries

DirectlyApply has seen psychologist salaries ranging from a high of $90,000 per year to a low of $15,000 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of psychologists currently sit between $30,000 per year and $70,298 per year.

To be considered a top earning psychologist you would be expected to be making in excess of $90,000 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $30,000 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 $60,000 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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