Clinical Psychologist Salary and Earnings Information

Not only is clinical psychology one of the most popular branches of psychology, it is also one of the most lucrative. Many of the career fields within clinical psychology offer the highest level of compensation of any psychology careers.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2010 Data), clinical psychologists earned a median annual wage of roughtly $65,500 a year. For those working in private health care facilities and offices the figure was even higher, $68,500 year. The middle 50% of all clinical psychologists earn between $48,000 and $83,000 a year.

While most clinical psychology professionals earn around $65,000 year, the top 10% of earn nearly $110,000 a year. Top earners typically have a doctorate degree or other credential, certifications and years of experience. Certifications may be in forensics, group psychology, school psychology, rehabilitation, psychoanalysis, clinical health, or other complimentary fields.

The following is a list of popular psychology careers within the branch of clinical psychology. To the right of each job title you'll find the avarage salary for each as reported by SimplyHired.com.

  • Clinical Psychologist – $59,000
  • Counseling Psychologist – $51,000
  • Clinical Health Psychologist – $60,000
  • Clinical Sports Psychologist – $48,000
  • Child Clinical Psychologist – $56,000
  • Psychoanalyst – $48,000
  • Psychologist – $59,000
  • Psychotherapist – $42,000
  • Neuropsychologist – $55,000
  • Pediatric Clinical Psychologist – $68,000
  • Adult Clinical Psychologist – $65,000
  • Behavioral Health Consultant – $63,000
  • Clinical Research Psychologist – $62,000
  • Military Clinical Psychologist – $60,000
  • Forensic Clinical Psychologist – $56,000
  • Mental Health Clinical Psychologist – $62,000
  • Police Clinical Psychologist – $65,000
  • Prison Clinical Psychologist – $60,000
  • Private Practice Clinical Psychologist – $62,000
  • Rehabilitation Clinical Psychologist – $62,000
  • Clinical Psychology Consultant – $61,000
  • Clinical Psychology Professor – $60,000
  • Public Health Clinical Psychologist – $65,000
  • Family and Couple Clinical Psychologist – $58,000
  • Substance Abuse Clinical Psychologist – $58,000
  • School Clinical Psychologists – $47,000
To learn more about becoming a clinical psychologist you can explore our clinical psychology degrees page.



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

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