Salaries are a major determinant in most of the professions; however, their role ends after several years, when we start looking for more passion and engagement in our jobs. A pediatric psychologist’s job is one of the most interesting jobs in the world. The salary may not be very high in the initial years, but as the studies go on, and one becomes experienced, the pay scale rises.
- On an average, a child psychologist in the starting years can make anywhere between USD 30,000 to USD 60,000, which is a great start as interns, freshers, and those getting on-the-job experience.
- According to the PayScale data, a child psychologist can make anywhere between USD 36,601 – $124,486. The average salary of a child psychologist is about $69,427 per year.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in May 2014, elementary and secondary schools had the highest level of employment for this occupation.
- Child psychologists who worked in child day care services received higher salaries than those who worked in specialty/general medical/surgical hospitals, research and development services, and offices of physicians.
- According to BLS data, the annual mean wage of child psychologists working in child day care services was $96,180. However, maximum number of jobs were available in elementary and secondary schools.
- Those who worked in the offices of physicians received on an average $81,510 p.a.
Let us now concentrate on some specific information about this field.
- Conducting IQ and educational assessment tests for children.
- Treating children with learning disabilities.
- Diagnosing behavioral problems in children, and assisting the parents in child counseling.
- Carrying out scientific research with respect to behavioral changes.
- Educational attainment
- Size of the organization
- The volume of practice
- Work experience
- Reputation in the medical field
- Knowledge and skills