Psychologist Salary in the US

$79,320
per year
per month
$6,610
per month
per year
Bonus
$2,700/year
Bonus
$230/month

Psychologist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Psychologist is $79,320 per year ($6,610 per month), which is $25,830 (+48%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Psychologist can expect an average starting salary of $49,400. The highest salaries can exceed $115,800.
$49,400
Low
$79,320
Average salary
$115,800
High
$4,120
Low
$6,610
Average salary
$9,650
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$68,500
$137,000
Salary$49,400 - 115,800
Bonus$0 - 21,200
Total Pay$49,400 - 137,000
$0
$5,710
$11,420
Salary$4,120 - 9,650
Bonus$0 - 1,770
Total Pay$4,120 - 11,420

Psychologist Salary Range

Low
$49,400
Average salary
$79,320
Experienced
$87,760
High
$115,800
Low
$4,120
Average salary
$6,610
Experienced
$7,310
High
$9,650
Among Psychologists in the US, Counseling Psychologists and School Psychologists tend to have the lowest salaries, while Clinical Psychologists enjoy the highest salaries.

Psychologist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Psychologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $56,870 per year. A mid career Psychologist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $70,350, while an experienced Psychologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $90,450. Psychologists with more than 20 years of experience earn $93,720 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Psychologist

Late Career▲ +18%
Experienced▲ +14%
Average Salary$79,320/year
Mid Career▼ -11%
Entry Level▼ -28%

Gender Breakdown

Female
68%
Male
32%

Psychologist - Jobs by Location

Psychologist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Psychologist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Psychologist

How much does a Psychologist make in the US?
A Psychologist in the US earns an average of $79,320 gross per year, which is about $6,610 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Psychologist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Psychologist in the US?
The starting salary of a Psychologist in the US is around $49,400 gross per year. Counseling Psychologists and School Psychologists usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Psychologist in the US?
The highest salary of a Psychologist in the US can reach and exceed $115,800 gross per year. Clinical Psychologists usually have the highest salaries.
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