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Psychologists Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of psychologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare psychologists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Psychologists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,120
25th Percentile Wage
$53,510
50th Percentile Wage
$76,960
75th Percentile Wage
$104,380
90th Percentile Wage
$135,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for psychologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $135,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $76,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid psychologists is $38,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of psychologists in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$76,960
3.01% 14.97%
2016
$74,640
6.24% -
2015
$69,980
3.16% -
2014
$67,770
3.28% -
2013
$65,550
0.17% -
2012
$65,440
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Compare Psychologists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of psychologists in 38 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 offices of all other health practitioners industry with an annual salary $112,110. The lowest paying industry is the child day care services industry (annual salary $50,830). For detailed psychologists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$112,110
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$102,510
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$96,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$92,330
Home Health Care Services
$92,010
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$91,190
Hospitals - Local government owned
$90,430
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$90,190
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$89,460
Hospitals - State government owned
$89,420
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$87,330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$86,030
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$85,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$84,710
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$83,910
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$83,320
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$83,320
Offices of Physicians
$82,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$82,200
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$81,180
Hospitals - Privately owned
$79,060
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$77,030
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$76,080
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$75,000
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$74,760
Outpatient Care Centers
$73,450
Individual and Family Services
$72,060
Social Assistance
$70,200
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$66,490
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$66,050
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$64,920
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$63,830
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$63,410
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$62,520
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$61,300
Other Residential Care Facilities
$60,200
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$56,850
Child Day Care Services
$50,830

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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