Psychologist salary in California

Average salary
Based on 932 income tax records
Average salary by age
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The average total salary for a Psychologist is $98,500 per year. This is based on data from 932 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Psychologist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Psychologist salary can vary between $31,000 to $176,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Psychologist salary by company

Average salary per year*
Salary range**
Permanente Medicine, California
112 income tax records
$77K – $188K
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University, California
19 income tax records
$31K – $270K
Los Angeles County, California
27 income tax records
$86K – $135K
US Department Of Defense, California
95 income tax records
$41K – $152K
State Of California, California
156 income tax records
$47K – $119K
University Of California, California
43 income tax records
$43K – $181K

Psychologist demographics in California

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50% are single
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50% are married
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44% have kids
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67% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Psychologists in California

932 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a psychologist in California is $98,500 per year. Psychologist salaries in California can vary between $31,000 to $176,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 932 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as psychologist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for psychologists in California: Permanente Medicine ($135,000 a year), The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University ($113,000 a year), and Los Angeles County ($106,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for psychologists in California: San Francisco, CA ($108,000 a year), Berkeley, CA ($106,500 a year), and Folsom, CA ($105,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.