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Occupation Description All psychologists not listed separately.

Types of Psychologist Jobs

  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Scientific Linguist
  • Psychometrist
  • Sports Psychologist

Job Outlook for Psychologists

There were about 17,400 jobs for Psychologists in 2016 (in the United States).

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 10.5% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,800 new jobs for Psychologists by 2026. There will be an estimated 1,300 positions for Psychologist per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Psychologists in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Psychologists are Florida, California, and New York.

Watch out if you plan on working in Oregon, South Dakota, or Oklahoma. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

What is the Average Salary of a Psychologist

The typical yearly salary for Psychologists is somewhere between $41,220 and $127,510. The median salary is $100,770.

Salary Ranges for Psychologists

How much do Psychologists make in each U.S. state?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

California

$114,860

Maryland

$112,330

Kansas

$102,910

Washington

$102,760

New York

$99,640

New Hampshire

$98,410

Virginia

$97,200

Florida

$96,640

Connecticut

$96,180

Georgia

$95,940

District of Columbia

$95,380

Hawaii

$94,260

Minnesota

$93,310

Ohio

$92,900

South Carolina

$92,560

Kentucky

$91,020

Texas

$90,780

Alabama

$90,050

Oklahoma

$89,300

Indiana

$88,470

Michigan

$88,120

Pennsylvania

$87,940

Arizona

$87,600

Illinois

$87,410

Idaho

$87,410

Tennessee

$87,260

Missouri

$86,730

Utah

$86,340

South Dakota

$84,200

New Mexico

$84,080

Colorado

$83,630

Massachusetts

$83,550

Arkansas

$83,030

West Virginia

$82,970

Maine

$82,790

Mississippi

$81,610

Wisconsin

$80,620

Louisiana

$76,510

Nevada

$74,060

Rhode Island

$73,080

Montana

$69,870

Where Psychologists Work

Psychologist Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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