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Psychologists

Earnings

Because the psychology field offers so many different types of employment possibilities, salaries for psychologists vary greatly. In addition, the typical conditions affecting salaries, such as the person's level of education, professional experience, and location, also apply. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earned median salaries of $78,200 in May 2019. Salaries ranged from less than $45,240 to $132,670 or more. The department also reports the following mean annual earnings for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists by employer: offices of other health practitioners, $100,300; elementary/secondary schools, $80,180; outpatient care centers, $99,870; and individual and family services, $85,140. Industrial-organizational psychologists earned salaries that ranged from less than $51,080 to $197,700 or more, with a median salary of $92,880.

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