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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
$40,530
25th Percentile Wage
$53,970
50th Percentile Wage
$82,820
75th Percentile Wage
$121,680
90th Percentile Wage
$169,220

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 $169,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $82,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid psychologists is $40,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of psychologists in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,820
4.20% 2.00%
2016
$79,340
3.83% -
2015
$76,300
-1.66% -
2014
$77,570
-2.91% -
2013
$79,830
-1.67% -
2012
$81,160
- -

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

The average salaries of psychologists in seven 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 architectural, engineering, and related services industry with an annual salary $102,090. The lowest paying industry is the computer systems design and related services industry (annual salary $71,730). For detailed psychologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$102,090
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$90,210
Scientific Research and Development Services
$87,320
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$82,820
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$82,240
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$74,670
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$71,730

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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