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Life As a Psychologist

Job Description: All psychologists not listed separately.

  • Neuropsychologist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Psychometric Examiner
  • Measurement Psychologist
  • Social Scientist

What Kind of Psychologist Job Opportunities Are There?

In the United States, there were 17,400 jobs for Psychologist in 2016. 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. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 1,300 job openings in this field each year.

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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.

How Much Does a Psychologist Make?

The average yearly salary of a Psychologist ranges between $41,220 and $127,510.

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

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Psychologists 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

Where do Psychologists Work?

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The table below shows the approximate number of Psychologists employed by various industries.

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