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In the 2014-15 academic year, psychology faculty had a mean salary of $74,000 (PDF, 267KB). Salary levels were higher for tenure or tenure-track faculty and for those working at public institutions.
Among 2014 graduates with research doctorates in psychology, median salaries were lowest ($40,000) for those entering postdoctoral study positions, and highest for those entering industry employment: $75,000 for business or industry, $69,000 for government and $60,000 for nonprofit organization.
In 2014, there were approximately 12,000 online job postings for licensed (or license-eligible) psychologists in the United States.