Lmhcs ‘Child psychologist salary’ rises to $80K
(AP) A child psychologist’s salary has risen to $81,000, the largest increase in years, in a salary survey released Wednesday by the National Association of Child Psychologists.
The organization says its survey showed that the median child psychologist salary rose by 2.3 percent over the past year.
The National Child Psychological Association says its annual survey of 2,200 child psychologists found that salaries for psychologists were up 11 percent over last year.
The increase in pay is attributed to the National Child Psychology Association’s decision in 2014 to increase salaries for child psychologists by an average of 18 percent annually.
Child psychologists in other professions are not compensated at the same rate as psychologists.
The salary survey was conducted between March 25 and April 6, and the survey’s results are subject to revision.
In 2017, Child Psychologist Salary at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranged from $60,000 to $77,000 for those with a bachelor’s degree or higher, and $65,000-$75,000 at a graduate or professional level.
The survey found that the most common type of child psychologist with a master’s degree was an executive, professional or occupational therapist.