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Psychologists Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of psychologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare psychologists salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Psychologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,390
25th Percentile Wage
$57,940
50th Percentile Wage
$79,340
75th Percentile Wage
$116,090
90th Percentile Wage
$162,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for psychologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) psychologists is $162,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid psychologists is $38,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of psychologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,3403.83%-2.29%
201576,300-1.66%-
201477,570-2.91%-
201379,830-1.67%-
201281,160--

Compare Psychologists Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of psychologists in five industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for psychologists occupations is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry with an annual salary $86,060. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $76,580). For detailed psychologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$86,060
Scientific Research and Development Services
$82,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$79,340
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$77,880
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$76,580

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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