What Is the Average Salary of a Psychologist?


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The median annual pay of psychologists in the U.S. was $69,280 in 2012, according to the United States Department of Labor, with a median hourly pay of $33.41 an hour. The pay for Clinical Psychologists specifically sits at $72,825, and the pay continues to vary depending on speciality and experience.

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The wide variety of specialities and other jobs making use of a psychologists makes it difficult to pinpoint an average wage across such a broad group, but the Bureau of Labor Statistics' information on median income includes an average across all of them. Information on self-employed psychologists is less available and often skewed by outliers.

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