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Life As a Psychologist

Job Description: All psychologists not listed separately.

Types of Psychologist Jobs

  • Social Scientist
  • Quantitative and Measurement Psychologist
  • Social Psychologist
  • Behavioral Scientist
  • Group Tester

Job Outlook for Psychologists

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 17,400 jobs in the United States for Psychologist. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 10.3% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 1,800 new jobs for Psychologist by 2026. The BLS estimates 1,300 yearly job openings in this field.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Psychologists in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Psychologist are Wyoming, Florida, and Idaho. 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.

Psychologist Average Salary

Psychologists make between $41,220 and $127,510 a year.

Salary Ranges for Psychologists

Psychologists who work in California, Maryland, or New Hampshire, make the highest salaries.

How much do Psychologists make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $90,050
Arizona $87,600
Arkansas $83,030
California $114,860
Colorado $83,630
Connecticut $96,180
District of Columbia $95,380
Florida $96,640
Georgia $95,940
Hawaii $94,260
Idaho $87,410
Illinois $87,410
Indiana $88,470
Kansas $102,910
Kentucky $91,020
Louisiana $76,510
Maine $82,790
Maryland $112,330
Massachusetts $83,550
Michigan $88,120
Minnesota $93,310
Mississippi $81,610
Missouri $86,730
Montana $69,870
Nevada $74,060
New Hampshire $98,410
New Mexico $84,080
New York $99,640
Ohio $92,900
Oklahoma $89,300
Pennsylvania $87,940
Rhode Island $73,080
South Carolina $92,560
South Dakota $84,200
Tennessee $87,260
Texas $90,780
Utah $86,340
Virginia $97,200
Washington $102,760
West Virginia $82,970
Wisconsin $80,620

Who Employs Psychologists?

Psychologist Sectors

The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

Psychologist Industries


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