Army Psychologist Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

Army psychologists average about $60,000 a year. Their salaries can differ by location, specialty, benefits, experience, rank and time served in the military. More often than not pay grades are issued based on rank and seniority.

In additional regular military pay qualified psychologists are entitled to special pay. A psychologist that has has received a diploma as a Diplomate in Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, is entitled to special pay at rate of:
  • $2,000 per year, if the officer has less than 10 years of creditable service;
  • $2,500 per year, if the officer has at least 10 but less than 12 years of creditable service;
  • $3,000 per year, if the officer has at least 12 but less than 14 years of creditable service;
  • $4,000 per year, if the officer has at least 14 but less than 18 years of creditable service; or
  • $5,000 per year, if the officer has 18 or more years of creditable service.
Army psychologists are also entitled to several allowances for food, housing, child care and health care which can add up to over $30,000 a year. All military allowanced are tax exempt so in real terms army psychologists are earning even more than what each allowance is worth.

Source: US Department of LAbor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Payscale.com, Salary.com

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