How Much Do School Psychologists Make?

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How Much Do School Psychologists Make
Table of the States Where School Psychologists Earn the Most Money – The BLS does not have wage data for school psychologists across all 50 states, missing data for Hawaii and Louisiana. Below you’ll find a table that includes the state, the average hourly school psychologist salary, and the average annual school psychologist salary.
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What type of psychology makes the most money?

Psychiatrist – Psychiatry is one of the most common career paths for psychology majors. Psychiatrists are physicians who specialize in mental health. Like any medical doctor, they diagnose and treat illness through different strategies. Psychiatrists prescribe medications for patients with mental illnesses.
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How much are educational psychologists paid UK?

Salary –

Trainee educational psychologists in England and Wales are provided with a bursary of £15,950 in Year 1. In Years 2 and 3, most continue to receive the bursary. However, some placements will offer a salaried role for trainees in years 2 and 3, which can range from £24,970 to £34,107.Once fully qualified, salaries begin at around £38,865 and rise incrementally up to £52,440. This can increase to £57,544 with the addition of structured professional assessment points.Senior and principal educational psychologists can earn from £48,727 to £65,707. With the addition of discretionary scale points and structured professional assessment points, this can increase to £72,090.Fully-qualified educational psychologists in Scottish local authorities earn in the region of £47,505 to £60,423. Salaries for senior educational psychologists are £64,188, rising to £74,382 for principal educational psychologists.

Salaries and bursaries in the London area attract a London weighting. In England and Wales most salaries are set using the Soulbury Agreement, Pay scales in Scotland are set by the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) and are similar to those set by the Soulbury committee. Income figures are intended as a guide only.
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What is the average salary for a school psychologist in New York State?

The average salary for a school psychologist in New York is around $88,710 per year. School psychologists earn an average yearly salary of $88,710, Wages typically start from $52,590 and go up to $133,580,21% above national average Updated in 2018
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Do you get paid a lot in psychology?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for psychologists is $81,040. However, the lowest paid 10% made less than $47,850 per year.4 Your own salary may depend on factors such as your specialty, training, experience, area of employment, and geographic location. Is psychology a good career?
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Can psychology make you a millionaire?

Millionaire Psychologists Hey I’m an undergrad right now, and I was having a chat with one of my profs (who is a bit cranky at the best of times) and we were talking about the subject of Psychology. I can’t remember exactly how we got on to the subject, but he said that no Psychologist he ever met or knows of (he seems to be well connected) is a millionaire.

  • I figured I would see it as a alittle challenge and tried searching google for millionaire psychologist (and various variations).
  • I came up with almost nothing.
  • There was maybe one link that confirmed there existed a millionaire psychologist years ago, but now there doens’t seem to be any.
  • I’m wondering if google just ins’t picking any up.

I know Dr Phil is a multi-millionaire, but even he didn’t come up. What gives? Putting in various other careers actually yields wealthy individuals, but not so with anything Psychology. I think that I probably don’t know much about the histroy of the field, and maybe some other (far) more educated people can share their experiences and if they have ever found anything that I have searched for.

  1. I have chose this path out of interest, and that comes first.
  2. However I like being my own boss, and becoming very wealthy is a top 3 goal for me.
  3. It probably creates a bit of a problem as the field is a caring one, but I don’t see why it isn’t possible.
  4. What are your thoughts? Thanks.
  5. Z Very simple answer: don’t go into psychology if your “top 3 goal” is becoming very wealthy.

You will be very disappointed. Psychologists can certainly make decent livings, and depending on your position and how enterprising you are, can make a very nice living (over 100K). However, the median income (at least for a clinical psychologist, according to the national figures I’ve seen) lands in the 80s, and that’s after hefty graduate training.

  • Really, your one shot at becoming rich is if you become the next Dr.
  • Phil (not likely or necessarily desirable – he lost his license for ethical violations and makes questionable decisions at times, I’d argue) or independently develop some instrument that becomes absolutely invaluable and used everywhere.

Again, if your ultimate goals are really what you state in your post, this is the wrong field for you. Perhaps as you progress through your undergraduate studies, you’ll realize that either a) psychology really isn’t what you’re most interested in, or b) becoming rich isn’t what you’re most interested in. I’m an undergrad right now, and I was having a chat with one of my profs (who is a bit cranky at the best of times) and we were talking about the subject of Psychology. I can’t remember exactly how we got on to the subject, but he said that no Psychologist he ever met or knows of (he seems to be well connected) is a millionaire. I figured I would see it as a alittle challenge and tried searching google for millionaire psychologist (and various variations). I came up with almost nothing. There was maybe one link that confirmed there existed a millionaire psychologist years ago, but now there doens’t seem to be any. I’m wondering if google just ins’t picking any up. I know Dr Phil is a multi-millionaire, but even he didn’t come up. What gives? Putting in various other careers actually yields wealthy individuals, but not so with anything Psychology. I think that I probably don’t know much about the histroy of the field, and maybe some other (far) more educated people can share their experiences and if they have ever found anything that I have searched for. I have chose this path out of interest, and that comes first. However I like being my own boss, and becoming very wealthy is a top 3 goal for me. It probably creates a bit of a problem as the field is a caring one, but I don’t see why it isn’t possible. What are your thoughts? Thanks. Z There are probably a few dozen millionaire psychologists.but none made their money doing clinical work. I’d guess that 99.9% of them own consulting firms that do I/O work or they own large Doc in a Box operations that employ a ton of contract employees. The other 0.1% probably live off royalities related to books, assessments, and/or lucrative research gigs. You’d have a better chance of catching a unicorn than being in the latter group. Psychology is NOT the field to go into if you want to make money. A handful of my friends went into Investment Banking and made their first million before any of my other friends combined who went to medical school, law school, business school, etc. Unless you have broad market appeal (best selling author/NYT Best Seller) or have a very lucrative niche (work with Corps. that pay consulting fees starting in the 6-figures).you’ll never have that kind of lifestyle. If you want to get into the 7 figures, you need to own a business and you need to grow it. There are probably a few dozen millionaire psychologists.but none made their money doing clinical work. I’d guess that 99.9% of them own consulting firms that do I/O work or they own large Doc in a Box operations that employ a ton of contract employees. The other 0.1% probably live off royalities related to books, assessments, and/or lucrative research gigs. You’d have a better chance of catching a unicorn than being in the latter group. Psychology is NOT the field to go into if you want to make money. A handful of my friends went into Investment Banking and made their first million before any of my other friends combined who went to medical school, law school, business school, etc. Unless you have broad market appeal (best selling author/NYT Best Seller) or have a very lucrative niche (work with Corps. that pay consulting fees starting in the 6-figures).you’ll never have that kind of lifestyle. If you want to get into the 7 figures, you need to own a business and you need to grow it. Yeah I would agree with this. There are probably plenty of millionaire clinical psychologists but most of them moved into the business sector. I know of a few that were very high up in consulting firms that obtained their PhD in clinical. It actually sets them up well for executive coaching, which is quickly becoming a very lucrative field. If your goal is to make money with a psychology degree you would be better off looking into human factors/ I/O and possibly consulting or working directly for an organization. Actually, my major professor in graduate school was a millionaire. However, like others have mentioned, he did not make his money through clinical work but primarily via test development and construction. His measures, peer -reviewed research and faculty appointments (e.g., Yale, Western Psychiatric) made his quite famous in psychiatry and psychology. Additionally, he consulted at psychiatric hospitals and expert witness testimony for lawyers to supplement his income. He always told us that there is no money in clinical work and that to focus on areas of strength for psychologists, such as peer reviewed research (to make your name known in the field) and when your name is know, to develop innovative and important tests and measures in that area. However, with the advent of RxP, I think more opportunities to become wealthy are presenting themselves. The set-up many medical psychologists in LA are using is utilizing a master’s level clinician to administer tests in your private practice while you do a combo of therapy and med checks for an entirely different group of patients (for returning patients). At the end of the day, you correct and sign off on reports and have earned two streams of income all day: One from the testing and one from your therapy and prescribing. I’ve given lectures about the limitations of our billing model in psychology, and how those who choose to only function within it are artificially limiting their earning potential. Building in both passive and active streams of income will help circumvent the earning ceiling for a psychologist, though it requires much more business sense and risk than most psychologists are willing to tolerate. There are probably a few dozen millionaire psychologists.but none made their money doing clinical work. I’d guess that 99.9% of them own consulting firms that do I/O work or they own large Doc in a Box operations that employ a ton of contract employees. The other 0.1% probably live off royalities related to books, assessments, and/or lucrative research gigs. You’d have a better chance of catching a unicorn than being in the latter group. Psychology is NOT the field to go into if you want to make money. A handful of my friends went into Investment Banking and made their first million before any of my other friends combined who went to medical school, law school, business school, etc. Unless you have broad market appeal (best selling author/NYT Best Seller) or have a very lucrative niche (work with Corps. that pay consulting fees starting in the 6-figures).you’ll never have that kind of lifestyle. If you want to get into the 7 figures, you need to own a business and you need to grow it. I thought everyone learned in undergrad the infamous storry of John Watson??? moral to the story is, get kicked out of academy, take your work to the I/O industrial level and make a million, worked for him. I know at least 5 psychologists in my area who have a net worth in excess of 1 million. They are not prescribing or working in I/0. They are general private practice clinicians who spend most of their day doing therapy and testing. They are prudent with their money and invest methodically and wisely. My net worth surpassed 1 million a couple years ago and I did this by living frugally and investing the majority of my income – and this did not take decades. I agree, if you take a salaried position and call it good, you are unlikely to see a million plus net worth. However, if you go into private practice and have some business sense about you, you can do quite well. Even a psychologist working heavily with insurance and managed care can net 125K annually if they work full time and at least 48 weeks a year. If you do cash and carry, your net income can easily be >200k. If you blow this or buy items that just depreciate (fancy cars, clothes, vacations, etc) and don’t invest – you will never be financially stable let alone wealthy. The hardest part for me was resisting the urge to spend this money after years of indentured servitude as a graduate student, intern, and postdoc. But, once I saw the magic of capitalized interest do its thing, it was much easier to resist the urge to spend frivolously. I know at least 5 psychologists in my area who have a net worth in excess of 1 million, Even a psychologist working heavily with insurance and managed care can net 125K annually if they work full time and at least 48 weeks a year. If you do cash and carry, your net income can easily be >200k. I should have qualified my statement a bit, as I was looking at “millionaire” as investments over $1m (excluding house, as many people are “house poor” in today’s economy) and making an annual salary well into the 6 figures. Private practice can still be lucrative, as medium rare mentioned. I know a few practitioners who gross ~$250k, though they are in major cities so I’m not sure what they net after the crazy $/sq. ft pricing. I thought everyone learned in undergrad the infamous storry of John Watson??? moral to the story is, get kicked out of academy, take your work to the I/O industrial level and make a million, worked for him. I dont think my wife would like the having an affair part though.doh! I always get a kick out of someones who’s states that a priority in life is to become “extremely weallthy”.

Not financially “secure” or “comfortable”.but “wealthy.” I think Lewis Black had a comment that I have always admired that went soemthing to the affect of. “I’m a socialist, so that puts me totally outside any concept.the Canadians get it. But seriously, most people don’t get it. The idea of capping people’s income just scares people.

‘Oh, you’re taking money from the rich.’ Ooh, what a horrifying thing. These people really need $200 million”. Last edited: Feb 12, 2010 Last edited: Mar 1, 2010 A professor of mine, and one of the best men I’ve ever met, was a millionaire. But like everyone else said, he wasn’t clinical.

  1. He got a higher (can’t remember whether it was MA or PhD) degree in engineering, then his PhD in Human Factors psychology.
  2. Needless to say he was stupidly smart, and worked in Aviation psychology where he invented many things that are a common place by the military today.
  3. With all those patents, he definitely had over a million.
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Really, your one shot at becoming rich is if you become the next Dr. Phil (not likely or necessarily desirable – he lost his license for ethical violations and makes questionable decisions at times, I’d argue) He did? Lost his license for ethical violations? Good! He’s a ding dong. I used to think he was okay way-back-when, but the more recent shows I’ve watched (probably over a year ago) are just stupid. He talks to each person for three seconds, hollers at them, offers no solution and moves on to the next.

  • There’s nothing to even be learned from his show.
  • I remember a particular show that was interesting.the guest was an exhibitionist, and went on the show to try to promote awareness about that paraphilia, to encourage the possible others in the viewing audience hiding in shame with the same condition to seek help/counseling and have hope.

But Dr. Phil turned the show around to exploiting the guy, poking holes in everything the guy said, etc. I mean the guy was sort of being dishonest here and there.but you could tell.or at least I could.that he was really trying to get a grip on things and trying to spread the word.

  1. Dr. Phil just kept emphasizing the recidivism of that behavior, basically shooting down the guy’s hope of ever recovering, which defeated his whole point of coming on the show.
  2. And he waited till the last 10 minutes to drop the bomb publically that he the guy had “acted” on it within the past months, even after the therapy.

Again, it was exploitative. It’s like he did it just to make the guy look like a total jerk. The guy was pretty angry too. I was definitely disenchanted with Dr. Phil after that show. Any shred of value I might have had in him disintegrated after I saw how he exploited that guy.

I don’t know, something about how I thought psychologists were supposed to be concerned with people’s well-being?? Last edited: Feb 12, 2010 And Dr. Phil still got to speak at APA 2007 after accepting a lifetime achievement award. See, even if you lose your license you can still be a millionaire Psychologist.

Mark And Dr. Phil still got to speak at APA 2007 after accepting a lifetime achievement award. See, even if you lose your license you can still be a millionaire Psychologist. Mark Questionable ethics, and being willing to do things that those of us who actually value our integrity and honor are unwilling to do, generally pays pretty well in psychology (e.g., Dr.

  • Phil & Seligman) as well as every other field.
  • Questionable ethics, and being willing to do things that those of us who actually value our integrity and honor are unwilling to do, generally pays pretty well in psychology (e.g., Dr.
  • Phil & Seligman) as well as every other field.
  • Why do you say seligman? because of the learned helplessness experiments? or +psych? personally, i think +psych is an important area of the field.

however, as someone who is very devoted to animal rights, i HATE the learned helplessness studies. horrible. THAT is questionable ethics right there!! so, if you are talking about that, i’m adding harlow to the list, for the horrible things he did to those baby monkeys (altho i don’t know if he was a millionaire). i believe that animals should not be used for ANY experimentation at all. i know a lot of people disagree, but that is my personal belief. Last edited: Feb 13, 2010 why do you say seligman? because of the learned helplessness experiments? or +psych? No; his apparent (but denied) involvement with instructing military personnel on how to torture people with project SERE.

There was a big NPR broadcast about this. No; his apparent (but denied) involvement with instructing military personnel on how to torture people with project SERE. There was a big NPR broadcast about this. Wowww. I never heard about that I’ve given lectures about the limitations of our billing model in psychology, and how those who choose to only function within it are artificially limiting their earning potential.

Building in both passive and active streams of income will help circumvent the earning ceiling for a psychologist, though it requires much more business sense and risk than most psychologists are willing to tolerate. What about guys like Zimbardo, who are nationally famous in the field who have written books and appeared on television shows? Speaking of non-clinical ways to make $$, if you were to write a book on this topic I’d buy it! I’ll probably be developing a more in-depth presentation on the options, with a goal of having enough content for a 1/2 day seminar. No sense selling a pub. for $10-$15 when I can sell a presentation for $100+/head. Last edited: Feb 13, 2010 What about guys like Zimbardo, who are nationally famous in the field who have written books and appeared on television shows? No idea how much money he makes, and although her has illuminated some important truths in social psychology, I believe much of his work is over celebrated and overly sensationalized.

Some of it sufers from questionable methodology as well. Last edited: Feb 13, 2010 Hi again. I don’t want to offend anyone, but it seems that whenever anyone mentions making lots of money in this field it seems to leave a bad taste in the mouth. I can understand it to a point, but I don’t think that caring for patients and becoming wealthy from it have to be mutually exclusive.

There probably are a lot of people out there who seek to cash in on misery and fleece the ill, and saying that I’m not one of them probably doesn’t cut it. (I’m not btw.) I have chosen this subject because out of all the choices (Investment B, Law, Finance) I am very interested in it and want to combine my goals with my interests.

It would be pointless to be in some other field, and I wouldn’t do it, although I am very interested in making large sums of money. So I am sticking with Psychology. Which means looking to make as much as I can within the field. With that in mind, IO looks like something I will be giving serious consideration to and researching.

I have strong bent for Technology as well, so anything that mixes with that will be gravy. I would like to send a few PM’s to some members in this thread if that is ok? Thanks. Last edited: Mar 1, 2010 Hi again. I don’t want to offend anyone, but it seems that whenever anyone mentions making lots of money in this field it seems to leave a bad taste in the mouth.

I can understand it to a point, but I don’t think that caring for patients and becoming wealthy from it have to be mutually exclusive. There probably are a lot of people out there who seek to cash in on misery and fleece the ill, and saying that I’m not one of them probably doesn’t cut it. (I’m not btw.) I have chosen this subject because out of all the choices (Investment B, Law, Finance) I am very interested in it and want to combine my goals with my interests.

It would be pointless to be in some other field, and I wouldn’t do it, although I am very interested in making large sums of money. So I am sticking with Psychology. Which means looking to make as much as I can within the field. With that in mind, IO looks like something I will be giving serious consideration to and researching.

  • I have strong bent for Technology as well, so anything that mixes with that will be gravy.
  • I would like to send a few PM’s to some members in this thread if that is ok? Thanks.
  • As a clinical psych grad, I applaud your willingness to talk about money.
  • Most psych students are averse to the topic, and that really leaves us at a disadvantage once we graduate and realize that, whether we are chasing grants or marketing to new clients, we need to pay the bills.

If you have an interest in business, I’d definitely encourage you to look into I/O programs. Also, you might consider looking into subfields of business that have a behavioral/psychological bent (e.g., Marketing, Organizational Development, Behavioral Economics).

In my grad school, we shared a lot of psych electives with B school PhD students, as they were required to take a lot of psych classes. Those folks do some really cool research that is basically psychology, and they go on to earn bank as B school professors, consultants, and other jobs in government and industry.

Hope this helps. I have a problem with the idea that living well is somehow antithetical to practicing psychology. It isn’t immoral to expect to do well for oneself after spending a decade in school, and there’s nothing enlightened about being a miser.

  • There’s no other helping profession in which people seem so willing to accrue so much debt and work for so little money (witness the Social Work and Nursing lobbies fighting hard for much more money).
  • JockNerd, I totally agree.
  • We’d be smart to focus more on how we can make a good living in this profession.

Why are psychologists underpaid? I think there are (at least) two things going on here. One is that psychologists are relatively uncomfortable and, perhaps, ill-equipped at talking about and dealing with money. Psychology practice selects for people who value cooperation over competition, and a focus on profit doesn’t jibe with our self-image.

  • The other issue is that because of market forces, it is increasingly difficult to make a good living as a practitioner.
  • Yet our profession doesn’t seem to have a plan to deal with this.
  • Social workers do therapy more cheaply, and MD’s can write scripts at their leisure.
  • We’re doing a poor job of making a case for our services.

But I digress. millionaire psychologist is a good example of an oxymoron! One is that psychologists are relatively uncomfortable and, perhaps, ill-equipped at talking about and dealing with money. Psychology practice selects for people who value cooperation over competition, and a focus on profit doesn’t jibe with our self-image.

  • Excellent points.
  • One of my biggest concerns before leaving my prior career was the general passivity in how the profession interacts in the business arena.
  • I’ve talked to a great number of psychologists over the past 6-7 years about the “business side”, and most were not as well informed as I had hoped.

On the other hand, I see the passivity as an opportunity for those of us who are more knowledgable in the business arena. The other issue is that because of market forces, it is increasingly difficult to make a good living as a practitioner. Yet our profession doesn’t seem to have a plan to deal with this.

  • Social workers do therapy more cheaply, and MD’s can write scripts at their leisure.
  • We’re doing a poor job of making a case for our services.
  • But I digress.
  • Encroachment and diminishing reimbursements are my two areas of greatest concern.
  • Most likely I’ll be looking to decrease my direct clinical services as I get more established in the field, because there just isn’t money in it.

I feel bad for practitioners who have to grind it out, but there are other opportunities available to those who are willing to push/work for them. I agree there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be financially secure, but there’s a big difference between ‘financially secure’ and ‘very wealthy’ imo.

It is striking that being wealthy still equates to being happy and healthy in our society when that’s not the case. So what I think is intriguing about the original question is not so much the statement that “living well is antithetical to being a psychologist,” but the specific desire to be “very wealthy.” Anyway, I better take off my therapist cap before I get in trouble! JockNerd, I totally agree.

We’d be smart to focus more on how we can make a good living in this profession. Why are psychologists underpaid? Social workers do therapy more cheaply, and MD’s can write scripts at their leisure. We’re doing a poor job of making a case for our services.

  1. But I digress.
  2. Re: Social Workers, this is largely incorrect.
  3. Have you actually checked what social workers charge in private practice? I don’t know any and I have not seen any in my area that charge less than $100 per session.
  4. They range from $100-$140 per session.
  5. I know and have seen more psychologists charging less than that because they feel badly about charging so much for services.

To make myself clear (I believe I was the first person to respond to the original poster), I am not against psychologists being paid well for their services, and I am certainly not against psychologists making a good living. However, as another poster has mentioned, there is a difference between making a good living, being fairly compensated, and being “extremely wealthy.” It seems as though this might be a case of someone posting and asking a question, not to really get a true answer, but to get the answer he or she wants.

Besides, what do you even mean by “millionaire psychologist”? Someone who has a million dollars in investments when they retire? Someone who makes a million a year? Huge, huge difference. do a search on millionaire pharmacists and let me know what you come up with (kidding) Re: Social Workers, this is largely incorrect.

Have you actually checked what social workers charge in private practice? I don’t know any and I have not seen any in my area that charge less than $100 per session. They range from $100-$140 per session. I know and have seen more psychologists charging less than that because they feel badly about charging so much for services.

  1. No, it’s not incorrect.
  2. While it’s true that some social workers can make a comparable hourly wage via cash pay patients, insurance companies and healthcare systems reimburse social workers and other master’s level practitioners at a lower rate for their services than are psychologists.
  3. And, they tend to make lower salaries for comparable positions in hospital systems like the VA.

As much we are underpaid, they are horribly underpaid! Interesting article on this: He disagrees with me on the “market forces” question. That’s okay. Honestly, understanding how income levels relate to market forces in the current healthcare system is a job for an economist-no, a Nobel prize-winning economist.

  • One other thing about that article: Psychologists’ mean salaries for office practitioners: $69K Psychiatrists’ mean salaries: $147K Give that one a long, hard think. Hi again.
  • I don’t want to offend anyone, but it seems that whenever anyone mentions making lots of money in this field it seems to leave a bad taste in the mouth.

I can understand it to a point, but I don’t think that caring for patients and becoming wealthy from it have to be mutually exclusive. There probably are a lot of people out there who seek to cash in on misery and fleece the ill, and saying that I’m not one of them probably doesn’t cut it.

I’m not btw.) I have chosen this subject because out of all the choices (Investment B, Law, Finance) I am very interested in it and want to combine my goals with my interests. It would be pointless to be in some other field, and I wouldn’t do it, although I am very interested in making large sums of money.

So I am sticking with Psychology. Which means looking to make as much as I can within the field. With that in mind, IO looks like something I will be giving serious consideration to and researching. I have strong bent for Technology as well, so anything that mixes with that will be gravy.

I would like to send a few PM’s to some members in this thread if that is ok? Thanks. If you are into technology as well I would look into human factors psychology. They do a lot of work with the user friendliness of software, military work with drones, and all the computer/human interaction stuff. I had an internship with the military this summer and they joked about how they used to employ mostly engineers and the engineers would build the planes/ships/etc.

the most efficient way possible, but people would not be able to use them. So they have begun to employ an equal number of psychologists and they work on almost all projects together. If you are into technology as well I would look into human factors psychology.

  1. They do a lot of work with the user friendliness of software, military work with drones, and all the computer/human interaction stuff.
  2. I had an internship with the military this summer and they joked about how they used to employ mostly engineers and the engineers would build the planes/ships/etc.
  3. The most efficient way possible, but people would not be able to use them.
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So they have begun to employ an equal number of psychologists and they work on almost all projects together. Don’t think for a minute that the employ anywhere near the number of psychologists as they do engineers. They employ thousands of engineers. they employ hundreds of psychologists.

Mark PS – However I am happy to be on the track to being a military psychologist. No, it’s not incorrect. While it’s true that some social workers can make a comparable hourly wage via cash pay patients, insurance companies and healthcare systems reimburse social workers and other master’s level practitioners at a lower rate for their services than are psychologists.

And, they tend to make lower salaries for comparable positions in hospital systems like the VA. As much we are underpaid, they are horribly underpaid! Interesting article on this: He disagrees with me on the “market forces” question. That’s okay. Honestly, understanding how income levels relate to market forces in the current healthcare system is a job for an economist-no, a Nobel prize-winning economist.
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What are the happiest careers in psychology?

What’s the lifestyle of a clinical psychologist like? – There’s no way to sugar coat it: neuropsychology is a tough profession. Jobs in this field are both high effort and high responsibility, and typical work schedules rack up well over 40 hours per week.

  1. Especially when dealing with unusual cases, a person in this career may spend long hours pouring over brain scan data in order to determine a patient’s underlying condition.
  2. But for those who enjoy a good puzzle, this work can be incredibly rewarding.
  3. Of all psychologists, neuropsychologists are among the happiest in their careers,

More than 65% of them feel they are contributing to a better world in some way, which makes the long hours worth it.
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Where do psychologists make the least money?

Lowest Clinical Psychologist Salaries – Fifteen states have median annual clinical psychologist wages that are sub-$65,000; 10 of the 15 are Southern states, though every other region has at least one state in the lowest tier. Low-range states (#37-#51)

Tennessee $64,330
Indiana $63,540
Louisiana $63,540
North Carolina $62,470
Arkansas $62,200
Arizona $61,500
South Carolina $61,030
Vermont $60,590
Montana $60,540
Alabama $60,370
Kentucky $59,300
Kansas $58,900
Mississippi $57,780
West Virginia $50,890
Oklahoma $49,830

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What is the highest salary for a child psychologist?

Child Psychologist Salary

Annual Salary Monthly Pay
Top Earners $155,000 $12,916
75th Percentile $111,500 $9,291
Average $96,741 $8,061
25th Percentile $70,000 $5,833

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Where are child psychologists paid the most?

What Is the Median Salary of a Child Psychologist? – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earned a median salary of $78,200 as of May 2019. Some of the top earners in this field worked in child daycare services, earning an average salary of $120,130. Other top-paying fields for child psychologists (according to average salary) include:

Offices of healthcare practitioners: $100,300 Physicians’ offices: $95,960 Outpatient care centers: $99,870

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What is the least you can make as a psychologist?

How Much Does a Psychologist Make? – Psychologists made a median salary of $102,900 in 2021. The best-paid 25% made $120,240 that year, while the lowest-paid 25% made $73,910.
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How much do school psychologist Phds get paid in Texas?

How much does a School Psychologist make in Texas? The average School Psychologist salary in Texas is $76,276 as of March 28, 2023, but the range typically falls between $63,976 and $90,143, Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

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  • The psychologist who fills this role needs to have specific training in working with children,

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How much does a licensed school psychologist earn in Texas?

Licensed School Psychologist Salary in Texas

Annual Salary Monthly Pay
Top Earners $112,567 $9,380
75th Percentile $83,985 $6,998
Average $65,475 $5,456
25th Percentile $53,205 $4,433

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What is the salary of a psychologist with a PHD in the US?

Direct Human Services – Employment website ZipRecruiter reported a salary range for doctoral-level psychologists providing direct human services between ​ $37,500 ​ to ​ $153,000 ​. Average earnings were ​ $103,494 ​ as of July 2021. Cities where holders of the PsyD degree reported highest earnings included the following:

Sunnyvale, CA: ​ $126,305 ​ Santa Cruz, CA: ​ $125,603 ​ Santa Rosa, CA: ​ $122,228 ​ Williston, ND: ​ $120,045 ​ Manhattan, NY: ​ $119,730 ​ Barnstable Town, MA: ​ $119,030 ​ Cambridge, MA: ​ $118,392 ​ Arlington, VA: ​ $117,582 ​ Dickinson, ND: ​ $116,863 ​ Ketchikan, AK: ​ $116,428 ​

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Do you need a PHD to be an Educational Psychologist UK?

3. Complete a doctoral training programme – To qualify for a position as an educational psychologist, candidates need to earn a doctorate. In England, Northern Ireland and Wales, a doctorate programme requires students to complete a three-year training.

  • Proof of GBC membership: Students can gain GBC membership either by earning an undergraduate degree through an accredited programme, completing a conversion course, passing the British Psychological Society Qualifying Examination or reading for a psychology-based master’s degree.
  • Relevant work experience: Candidates need at least one year of full-time experience (or its part-time equivalent) working with children or youths in an educational, health, social care, youth justice, community or childcare setting before they can qualify for a doctorate training programme.
  • Academic and professional references: Many programmes require candidates to submit two references. They typically require one academic reference to verify the candidate’s academic abilities and one professional reference to provide insight into the candidate’s relevant work experience.

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Is psychology a high paying job UK?

Research Psychologist – With an interest to learn and understand about human behavior, psychology, cognition and attitude, research psychologist conduct research, hypothesis, testing in order to conclude the outcomes that help the human kind. They also can work as a educator and consultant in addition to contributing towards research.
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Where do most educational psychologists work?

What Does an Educational Psychologist Do? – Most educational psychologists specialize in youth education and work in K-12 schools or colleges and universities. Others work in private practice. Educational psychologists may also specialize in adult learning and then work in organizations that provide professional training.

Working with students experiencing difficulty learning Diagnosing learning disabilities or other causes for the student’s difficulties Working with the student, family, and teachers to address the problem, usually through an IEP Measuring the student’s progress and adapting the IEP as needed Providing training for teachers and administrators on educational psychology topics and how to apply them to support learning Collaborating with school administrators on educational strategy

In other settings, educational psychologists collaborate with colleagues and provide expert knowledge on learning design and effective educational methods. For example, educational psychology careers with publishers or software companies call for working with designers and subject-matter experts to optimize materials for learning, either online or in print.
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Do you need a PHD to be a School Psychologist in New York?

Do You Need a Doctorate for School Psychologist Certification in New York? – New York does not require school psychologists to have a doctorate. Instead, the minimum educational requirements for provisional certification include a bachelor’s degree plus 60 or more credits of graduate psychology coursework.

  1. If you wish to pursue a permanent certificate, you must have a master’s degree.
  2. Getting a doctorate in school psychology isn’t a bad idea, though.
  3. The advanced level of education provides you with additional knowledge and skills you can use to provide services to students, teachers, administrators, and families.

In many cases, you can earn more money with a doctorate as well. However, getting a doctorate in school psychology requires five or so years of additional education beyond your master’s degree. Though worthwhile, this pathway extends the time you spend in school to well over a decade.
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How much does a School Psychologist earn in Miami?

How much does a School Psychologist make in Miami, FL? The average School Psychologist salary in Miami, FL is $75,386 as of March 28, 2023, but the salary range typically falls between $63,229 and $89,091, 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. Kid Centered Therapy – Fort Lauderdale, FL Master’s Degree in ABA or related field (Psychology, Education, Special Education) * 2 + years, School based position Powered by JazzHR uCCgARpGEv ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts – 20 days ago Autism Specialty Group – Miami, FL Based on each child’s needs, we visit the home, school, and/ or community.

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How much do School Psychologist Phds get paid in NYC?

How much does an Educational Psychologist make in New York, NY? The average Educational Psychologist salary in New York, NY is $99,138 as of March 28, 2023, but the salary range typically falls between $78,654 and $186,764, 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.

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Where do most school psychologists work?

What do school psychologists do?

  • Consult with teachers, parents, administrators, and community mental health providers about learning, social, and behavior problems;
  • Engage in school-wide mental health activities;
  • Assist educators in implementing safe, healthy classroom and school environments;
  • Teach parenting skills, problem-solving strategies, substance abuse, and other topics pertinent to healthy schools;
  • Conduct research about effective instruction, behavior management, alternative school programs, and mental health interventions;
  • Assess and evaluate the wide variety of school-related problems and assets of children and youth in assigned schools;
  • Intervene directly with students and families through individual counseling, support groups, and skills training;
  • Serve as a member of interdisciplinary teams to address needs of at-risk students and to serve the needs of students with disabilities through the special education assessment, eligibility, and placement process;
  • Communicate results of psychological evaluations to parents, teachers, and others so that they can understand the nature of the student’s difficulties and how to better serve the student’s needs;
  • Engage in crisis prevention and intervention services;
  • Work with a wide range of student emotional and academic issues;
  • May serve one or multiple schools in a school district or work for a community mental health center and/or in a university setting.

Where do school psychologists work? The majority (81%) of school psychologists work in public school settings. Other primary places of employment are private schools, community agencies, hospitals and clinics, and universities. School psychologists generally work as practitioners, administrators, and faculty/researchers.

  • A specialist-level degree will allow for employment in most states as a practitioner and administrator (with appropriate administrative credential), while a doctoral degree allows for practice as a practitioner, administrator, and faculty/researcher.
  • What education is required? The majority of states require the completion of a 60 graduate semester credit specialist-level program in school psychology, including a 1,200-hour internship.

Many programs also offer a doctorate in school psychology, which generally requires 5-7 years of graduate work, including a 1,500-hour internship and completion of a dissertation. For more information, review an Overview of Differences Among Degrees in School Psychology,

  1. There are a few states that continue to certify school psychologists who graduate from programs of less than 60 graduate semester credits; however, NASP maintains that the minimum acceptable education in school psychology is specialist-level training.
  2. What is the job market for school psychologists? The job outlook is very promising for school psychology nationwide.

It is believed that a significant proportion of current practitioners will reach retirement age within the next 10 years, hence opening the door for a new generation of school psychologists. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of psychologists is projected to grow 12% from 2012–2022, and one of the groups with the best job prospects will be those with specialist or doctoral degrees in school psychology.

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Many school districts have school psychologists on the same salary schedule as teachers while others have a separate salary schedule. The average annual salary for full-time school-based practitioners with 180-day contracts was $64,168 in the 2009–10 school year. For practitioners with 200-day contracts, the average was $71,320.

For university faculty, it was $77,801. It is likely that there is significant variability in salaries by region, state, and school district. For more information about salaries in the 2014-15 school year by region of the country, see these slides, In addition, some school psychologists also engage in private practice part-time or even full-time, providing yet another avenue for employment and income.

  1. Do I want a doctoral program or a specialist-level program, or do I want a program offering both degrees in the event that I choose to switch between programs?
  2. Where do I want to live and possibly work after graduate school?
  3. Do I prefer an urban, suburban, or rural area for training and living?
  4. Is there a particular focus that interests me—early childhood, counseling, research, developmental disabilities, etc?
  5. Do I want opportunities to work on research projects or in alternative settings (e.g., medical)?
  6. Do I prefer to attend a small program or a large one? Some programs may have no more than 5-6 students per entering class, while others may have 20 or more.
  7. Does the program meet high standards for training?

As part of its efforts to assure high quality school psychology training and services, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) reviews school psychology specialist and doctoral programs and approves those programs which provide evidence of consistency with NASP standards.

  1. Such approval provides recognition for programs that meet national standards for the graduate education of professional service providers in school psychology.
  2. Program approval is an important indicator of quality training, comprehensive content, careful evaluation of candidates, and extensive, properly supervised field experiences as judged by trained national reviewers.

Some programs also meet APA standards. These programs are doctoral-only programs since APA only recognizes the doctoral degree. For a list of NASP-approved programs see www.nasponline.org/certification/NASPapproved.aspx, You can also find the Standards for Training Programs posted on the website at www.nasponline.org/standards/2010standards.aspx,

Will I be admitted to a school psychology program if my undergraduate major was in another field like English? Although the majority of individuals are now entering the field of school psychology with undergraduate degrees in psychology, students continue to enter graduate school with a variety of degrees including education, sociology, and child development to name a few.

Your major field is less important if you have sufficient background knowledge in areas applicable to school psychology—child development, psychology, education, etc. English majors tend to write well, which is a very important skill for school psychologists, while science majors are well-prepared for applying research to practice.

What if I miss the application deadline? NASP has recently developed a 2nd Round Candidate Match process that helps connect applicants with programs that are still accepting applications through Spring or early Summer. A program’s participation in the match does not guarantee admission, and each program should be contacted to clarify the application process.

What is the difference between attending a specialist versus a doctoral training program? Nearly all states certify school psychologists who have completed a 60 graduate semester credit specialist-level program in school psychology, including a 1,200-hour internship.

A few states will only grant the title “school psychologist” to those with a doctoral degree, and will have some other title for those with a specialist-level degree, such as “school psychological service provider” or “school psychology specialist.” Be sure to check certification requirements in the areas where you want to work.

You can find links to state certification requirements on our website at www.nasponline.org/certification/state_info_list.aspx, For detailed information on different degrees in school psychology, see A Career in School Psychology: Selecting a Master’s, Specialist, or Doctoral Degree Program That Meets Your Needs,

  • How important is it that the specialist level program I attend actually grant a specialist degree ? As long as the degree is specialist-level, it doesn’t matter what degree is awarded (MA, MS, MEd, EdS, CAGS, etc.).
  • In order to meet NASP standards and certification standards in the great majority of states, it is very important that you attend a program that is at least at the specialist level (at least 60 graduate semester credits, with at least 54 exclusive of internship credit).

Can I practice school psychology privately without a doctorate? The laws of each state govern who can engage in the private practice of psychology and who can use the title of “psychologist” in the private sector. APA and the majority of states do not recognize non-doctoral degrees for independent practice.

  • However, a few states offer licensure to practice privately for master’s-level psychologists.
  • In addition, a few clinic and hospital settings hire master’s-level psychologists who work under the supervision of a doctoral psychologist.
  • Ethically, school psychologists are obligated to follow the rules of their state as well as professional standards for practice.

Although most states will not allow individuals to practice “psychology” privately with a master’s degree, there are wide variations in state rules as to what is defined as psychology practice. In some states, the title used is what is regulated; in other states, it is the actual services provided that determines which rules you must follow.

  1. School psychologists should not provide any services beyond the scope of their credentials.
  2. For more on school-based and independent practice credentialing, see http://www.nasponline.org/publications/cq/40/1/essential-tools.aspx,
  3. For a list of degree and experience requirements by state, see www.nasponline.org/certification/state_info_list.aspx,

Are school psychologists involved in providing mental health services or prescribing medication? School psychologists provide mental health services that address needs at home and school to help students succeed academically, emotionally, and socially.

  • They are specially trained to link mental health to learning and behavior.
  • School psychologists are often the only school mental health professionals trained in child psychology, learning, and development as well as school systems and classroom environments.
  • They use research and evidence-based strategies to promote good mental health, high academic achievement, positive social skills and behavior, tolerance and respect for others, and safe, supportive learning environments.

Typically, prescribing medication is restricted to medical doctors and some nurses. A few states have enacted legislation that allows doctoral-level clinical psychologists who have had additional training the authority to prescribe some medications. In some settings, school psychologists will work closely with medical doctors in helping to determine the appropriateness of medication.

  1. In most school settings, school psychologists might consult physicians with parent consent to help monitor medication effects or to provide information to help a clinic diagnose a condition such as ADD or depression, which may in turn lead to a prescription for medication.
  2. I have training as a counselor.

What would be involved in becoming a school psychologist? Individuals with training in related fields still need to complete a typical school psychology program and a minimum of a 1,200-hour internship. However, depending on the content and recency of your previous coursework, the school psychology program may allow you to waive related classes and field experiences.

  • What is the difference between a school psychologist and a school counselor? School psychology training brings together the knowledge base of several disciplines, including child psychology and development and education with an emphasis on special education.
  • In most states and training programs, school counseling does not include training or work with special education populations.

In addition, most states require 3 years of graduate school training, including a 1,200-hour internship, to become a credentialed school psychologist. In comparison, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) indicates that accredited master’s degree programs in school counseling include a minimum of 2 years of full-time study, including 600 hours of supervised internship.

  • In the school setting, counselors typically work with the total school population regarding a variety of issues—family and academic problems, career planning, course schedules and problem solving around course selection and scheduling, etc.
  • In some districts, elementary counselors in particular conduct groups regarding family changes, social skills, etc.

With older students, they also may be involved in chemical dependency prevention and early intervention activities, crisis intervention, mental health counseling, etc. School psychologists are typically funded through special education monies and often their first responsibility is to the population of students at risk for failure and who have identified disabilities.

  • With these populations, their roles include assessment (comprehensive evaluations of disability and risk), consultation regarding instructional and behavioral interventions, and direct interventions including crisis prevention/intervention, individual and group counseling and skill training.
  • In this latter role, school psychologists may overlap the duties of counselors and social workers, and often will work jointly with these other professionals by co-leading social skills groups and jointly serving on crisis support teams.

Relative to counselors, school psychologists are more likely to have training in behavioral analysis, mental health screening and diagnosis, research methods (and application of research to classroom practices), and specific disability areas. Training as a school psychologist will provide broader options both within and outside of school settings.

  • School psychologists often are employed by other agencies in addition to school—community mental health centers, pediatric departments of hospitals, corrections facilities, etc.
  • Within school settings, there are growing opportunities for varied roles as a school psychologist as districts tap broader funding sources including grants, prevention and early intervention projects, etc.

If direct counseling work with children is appealing, positions emphasizing this role are available to those trained as counselors, social workers, or school psychologists. If a broader range of activities is appealing—comprehensive evaluations of student needs, consultation with parents and teachers regarding achievement and behavior problems, training staff and parents as well as students to be more effective problem solvers and to better understand disability and risk issues, and perhaps conducting research in applied settings—then the field of school psychology might be the best option.

  1. What is the difference between a “child psychologist” and a “school psychologist?” Typically, the term “child psychologist” refers to doctoral-level clinical psychologists who specialize in children.
  2. School psychologist” specifically refers to professionals who bridge psychology and education to address school-related issues, including those that concern children, teachers, parents and families, as well as school organizations.

Both school psychologists and child clinical psychologists need strong backgrounds in child development and psychology. Clinical psychologists’ training generally does not include study of school organization, instruction, classroom management, special education or special education law and ethics.

School psychologists’ training does include study in education and special education, but compared to clinical psychology, there likely will be less emphasis on psychopathology and long-term therapy. Most states will only license private practice at the doctoral level, while most states credential school psychologists at the specialist level (60 graduate semester credits).

School psychologists typically are found in school settings although a few may work in clinic or hospital settings that specialize in treating school-age children and school-related problems. Child clinical psychologists typically are found in hospitals, mental health centers, and private clinic settings.

The school psychologist is much more likely to be involved in services intended to prevent mental health problems and severe behavior disorders, or to intervene at early stages to prevent more serious problems. They are also far more likely to work with teachers and parents to improve instruction in the classroom.

What is NASP Program Approval and is it important? As part of its efforts to assure high quality school psychology training and services, the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) reviews school psychology specialist and doctoral programs and approves those programs that provide evidence of consistency with NASP standards.

Such approval provides recognition for programs that meet national standards for the graduate education of professional service providers in school psychology. Program approval is an important indicator of quality training, comprehensive content, careful evaluation of candidates, and extensive, properly supervised field experiences as judged by trained national reviewers.

This does not mean that programs without NASP approval are of lower quality or fail to meet standards. Some programs choose not to apply for NASP approval. Some programs are so new that they are not yet able to demonstrate that they meet standards. Other programs fail to obtain approval because they fall short of standards.

  • Employers may prefer to hire individuals who graduate from NASP-approved programs, and a few states require individuals to have graduated from NASP-approved programs; however, employment is readily available for graduates of non-NASP-approved programs.
  • Be sure to check certification requirements in the areas where you want to work.

You can find links to state certification requirements on our website at www.nasponline.org/certification/state_info_list.aspx, Some questions you might want to ask a program director of a non-NASP-approved program:

  1. Does the program intend to apply for NASP approval in the near future?
  2. Has the program aligned itself with NASP Standards?
  3. How many recent program graduates have applied for national certification and how many have attained it?
  4. Will the program from which you graduate qualify you for a school psychology credential in the state in which you plan to work?

You are encouraged to download an application for national certification before you begin a non-approved program at http://www.nasponline.org/certification/becoming_NCSP.aspx, The application will outline the qualifications required to obtain national certification and might help guide you in your choice of courses and field experiences.

  • Creating your portfolio of training and evidence of skill acquisition is easier to do as you progress through your program of studies rather than waiting until you’re ready to apply for national certification to start building your portfolio.
  • If it appears that the usual curriculum doesn’t meet national standards, then you should consider adding additional coursework to supplement the program and to better meet the NCSP requirements.

What is NASP “Conditional Approval?” Should I be concerned if a graduate program I am considering is “Conditionally Approved?” Conditional Approval is typically given in cases in which the program has met the preponderance of NASP standards but also needs to document additional program policy and/or practice consistent with some standards.

  • In some cases, Conditional Approval means that the program is relatively new or has undergone recent changes that require additional implementation time and documentation.
  • In the great majority of cases (over 90%), Conditionally Approved programs subsequently obtain Full Approval.
  • Graduates of all NASP-approved programs have the same access to national certification (assuming documentation of internship consistent with NASP standards and a passing score on the national examination in school psychology) regardless of whether the program has Full or Conditional Approval at the time of program completion.

For programs with Conditional Approval, you may want to inquire as to what steps the program is taking to move to Full Approval.
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Where do most educational psychologists work?

What Does an Educational Psychologist Do? – Most educational psychologists specialize in youth education and work in K-12 schools or colleges and universities. Others work in private practice. Educational psychologists may also specialize in adult learning and then work in organizations that provide professional training.

Working with students experiencing difficulty learning Diagnosing learning disabilities or other causes for the student’s difficulties Working with the student, family, and teachers to address the problem, usually through an IEP Measuring the student’s progress and adapting the IEP as needed Providing training for teachers and administrators on educational psychology topics and how to apply them to support learning Collaborating with school administrators on educational strategy

In other settings, educational psychologists collaborate with colleagues and provide expert knowledge on learning design and effective educational methods. For example, educational psychology careers with publishers or software companies call for working with designers and subject-matter experts to optimize materials for learning, either online or in print.
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Where are child psychologists paid the most?

What Is the Median Salary of a Child Psychologist? – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), clinical, counseling, and school psychologists earned a median salary of $78,200 as of May 2019. Some of the top earners in this field worked in child daycare services, earning an average salary of $120,130. Other top-paying fields for child psychologists (according to average salary) include:

Offices of healthcare practitioners: $100,300 Physicians’ offices: $95,960 Outpatient care centers: $99,870

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