Psychologist - Ph.D. Salary in the United States

How much does a Psychologist - Ph.D. make in the United States? The average Psychologist - Ph.D. salary in the United States is $112,344 as of May 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $102,134 and $124,854. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Evaluates patients for mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. Diagnoses disorders, including nature and extent, and determines the appropriate course of treatment for the patient. Uses talk therapy to treat patient illness or distress, cannot prescribe medication. Requires a PhD in clinical psychology. Requires a valid state license to practice. Typically reports to a medical director. Works autonomously. Goals are generally communicated in "solution" or project goal terms. May provide a leadership role for the work group through knowledge in the area of specialization. Works on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge. Typically requires 10+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2023

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    Psychologist - M.A.

    7 + years experience
    Master's Degree

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    Psychologist - Ph.D.

    10 + years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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    Psychological Services Director

    Bachelor's Degree

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