Experimental Psychologist

What We Do

An experimental psychologist uses scientific methods to research the mind and the behavior of patients. This type of psychology is more of a methodology rather than one specific area of the field.

Work Environment

You may work in a college, university, research center, or government.

How to Become

You will need to have a Ph.D. to work in this field, as much of the work is in research.

Job Outlook

Job demand will increase by 12% by 2022 for all psychologist.

Salary

The average national salary of jobs for Experimental Psychologist was $65,000 with a high confidence ranking based on over 250 sources. Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide are 10% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide. Salary trend

Training & Certification Requirements

You must be licensed in your state to practice as a psychologist, and you have to have had an internship, and one or two years of professional experience. You also need to have passed the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology.

Education Requirements

Master's

Compare the Top Salary Sites

We've researched the salary levels for Experimental Psychologist from the top 3 job websites including Indeed.com, Careerbuilder.com and SimplyHired.com. Below are the compared salaries for Experimental Psychologist:

Below are the salaries for Experimental Psychologist, as quoted by the top job websites:
Indeed careerbuilder simplyhired
$65,000 N/A $62,000
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Average Salaries Across The Country



Salary by State

The following lists ranks salaries in each state around the country.
Alaska - $50,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 47th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Alaska are 24% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $50,000 Bar medium
Alabama - $65,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 14th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Alabama are the same as average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $65,000 Bar medium
Arkansas - $64,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 18th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Arkansas are 2% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $64,000 Bar medium
Arizona - $55,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 44th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Arizona are 16% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $55,000 Bar medium
California - $70,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 8th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in California are 7% higher than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $70,000 Bar medium
Colorado - $58,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 38th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Colorado are 12% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $58,000 Bar medium
Connecticut - $75,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 5th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Connecticut are 14% higher than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $75,000 Bar medium
DC - $80,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 1st
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Washington, DC are 21% higher than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $80,000 Bar medium
Delaware - $58,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 34th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Delaware are 11% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $58,000 Bar medium
Florida - $61,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 27th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Florida are 6% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $61,000 Bar medium
Georgia - $75,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 4th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Georgia are 14% higher than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $75,000 Bar medium
Hawaii - $42,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 50th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Hawaii are 37% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $42,000 Bar medium
Iowa - $64,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 15th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Iowa are 3% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $64,000 Bar medium
Idaho - $42,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 51st
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Idaho are 36% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $42,000 Bar medium
Illinois - $74,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 6th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Illinois are 12% higher than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $74,000 Bar medium
Indiana - $63,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 19th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Indiana are 4% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $63,000 Bar medium
Kansas - $59,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 32nd
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Kansas are 10% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $59,000 Bar medium
Kentucky - $55,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 42nd
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Kentucky are 15% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $55,000 Bar medium
Louisiana - $56,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 41st
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Louisiana are 15% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $56,000 Bar medium
Massachusetts - $78,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 3rd
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Massachusetts are 19% higher than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $78,000 Bar medium
Maryland - $67,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 10th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Maryland are 2% higher than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $67,000 Bar medium
Maine - $57,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 39th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Maine are 13% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $57,000 Bar medium
Michigan - $66,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 11th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Michigan are 1% higher than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $66,000 Bar medium
Minnesota - $57,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 40th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Minnesota are 13% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $57,000 Bar medium
Missouri - $64,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 16th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Missouri are 2% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $64,000 Bar medium
Mississippi - $69,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 9th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Mississippi are 6% higher than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $69,000 Bar medium
Montana - $60,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 29th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Montana are 9% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $60,000 Bar medium
North Carolina - $63,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 20th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in North Carolina are 3% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $63,000 Bar medium
North Dakota - $58,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 35th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in North Dakota are 12% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $58,000 Bar medium
Nebraska - $48,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 49th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Nebraska are 27% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $48,000 Bar medium
New Hampshire - $64,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 17th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in New Hampshire are 2% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $64,000 Bar medium
New Jersey - $70,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 7th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in New Jersey are 7% higher than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $70,000 Bar medium
New Mexico - $58,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 36th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in New Mexico are 12% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $58,000 Bar medium
Nevada - $52,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 45th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Nevada are 20% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $52,000 Bar medium
New York - $79,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 2nd
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in New York are 21% higher than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $79,000 Bar medium
Ohio - $63,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 21st
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Ohio are 4% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $63,000 Bar medium
Oklahoma - $60,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 30th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Oklahoma are 9% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $60,000 Bar medium
Oregon - $62,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 24th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Oregon are 5% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $62,000 Bar medium
Pennsylvania - $62,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 25th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Pennsylvania are 5% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $62,000 Bar medium
Rhode Island - $61,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 28th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Rhode Island are 7% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $61,000 Bar medium
South Carolina - $63,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 22nd
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in South Carolina are 4% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $63,000 Bar medium
South Dakota - $49,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 48th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in South Dakota are 25% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $49,000 Bar medium
Tennessee - $60,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 31st
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Tennessee are 8% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $60,000 Bar medium
Texas - $63,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 23rd
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Texas are 3% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $63,000 Bar medium
Utah - $51,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 46th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Utah are 22% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $51,000 Bar medium
Virginia - $66,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 12th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Virginia are the same as average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $66,000 Bar medium
Vermont - $58,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 37th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Vermont are 11% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $58,000 Bar medium
Washington - $65,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 13th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Washington are the same as average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $65,000 Bar medium
Wisconsin - $59,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 33rd
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Wisconsin are 11% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $59,000 Bar medium
West Virginia - $62,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 26th
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in West Virginia are 5% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $62,000 Bar medium
Wyoming - $55,000 (Medium Confidence (75-250 sources)) Salary Rank: 43rd
Average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings in Wyoming are 16% lower than average Experimental Psychologist salaries for job postings nationwide.
In USD as of March 24, 2014 55k 110k 165k
Experimental Psychologist $55,000 Bar medium

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