Research Psychologist

Research Psychologist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$74,000
$51,000
Min 10%
$74,000
Median 50%
$108,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Wright State University
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Average Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a research psychologist make?
Research Psychologists in America make, on average, $75,014 a year or $36.06 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $108,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $51,000 per year. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies have the most job opportunities for Research Psychologists. Alaska, Oregon, California, Washington, and Rhode Island are some of the states with the best Research Psychologist salaries in the US. Most Research Psychologists spend 3.9 years in the position.
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Average Research Psychologist Salary By Location

As a Research Psychologist in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $75,014 per year or $36.06 per hour. The top city when it comes to Research Psychologist salaries is San Jose, CA at $100,196 per year. The average starting salary in San Jose, CA for Research Psychologists is $63,000. Alaska, Oregon, California, Washington, and Rhode Island are the top 5 highest earning states for Research Psychologists. The lowest earning states are Arizona, Kentucky, Mississippi, Kansas, and West Virginia.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Jose, CA
$100,196
2
East Providence, RI
$87,822
3
New York, NY
$84,271
4
Boston, MA
$79,881
5
Washington, DC
$78,228

Average Research Psychologist Salary By Company

Research Psychologists can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Research Psychologists at Wright State University and ACT report the highest salaries. Companies like Leidos and Bradley Hospital also report very competitive wages for Research Psychologists.

Average Research Psychologist Pay By Industry

Research Psychologist salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Construction companies, Non Profits companies, and Health Care companies pay their Research Psychologists well. Construction companies pay their Research Psychologists the highest wages, averaging $79,752 per year. Non Profits companies and Health Care companies pay well too, at $77,968 and $76,549, respectively. At $68,018, the average salary for Research Psychologists in the Technology industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Construction
$79,752
2
Non Profits
$77,968
3
Health Care
$76,549
4
Professional
$74,045
5
Finance
$73,820

Recently Added Research Psychologist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies
Research Psychologist
11/25/2019
$117,191
U.S. Air Force Academy
Research Psychologist
11/24/2019
$89,869
Johns Hopkins University
Research Psychologist
11/02/2019
$52,495
Research Psychologist
10/27/2019
$99,172
Johns Hopkins University
Research Psychologist
10/25/2019
$52,495
U.S. Coast Guard
Research Psychologist
10/25/2019
$98,827
Research Psychologist
10/04/2019
$99,172
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Research Psychologist
09/27/2019
$69,581
HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies
Research Psychologist
08/26/2019
$99,172
HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies
Research Psychologist
07/19/2019
$117,191
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