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Psychology Schools
In Washington DC

The city of Washington has 9 schools where psychology faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of psychology and psychology education in Washington, which includes psychology training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Psychology Employment

Washington DC 2,250
Washington DC 520

Exactly 2,250 of the 480 psychology professionals employed in Washington DC, work in Washington. Between 2006 and 2010, in Washington, there has been a 17% growth in the number of psychology professionals. As the number of psychology professionals in Washington has increased, overall employment in Washington has also increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Psychology employment growth

720 710 620 700 480
1,920 1,920 2,040 1,990 2,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Psychology VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$78,990 $86,713 $84,300 $87,915 $88,510
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Psychology in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

Salaries for psychology professionals in Washington have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $88,510 per year was earned by psychology professionals in Washington. The average salary for psychology professionals in Washington was $78,990 per year, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Washington.

Salary percentiles for Psychology professionals in Washington DC

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Psychology professionals in Washington make a median yearly salary of $86,380. The difference in pay between the psychology professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 150%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $52,045 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $129,870 per year.

Average Salaries for Psychology professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Organizational Psychology
Christian Counseling
Clinical Psychology
School Psychology
Sports Psychology
Forensic Psychology

On average psychology professional salaries in Washington are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Psychology schools in Washington DC


Many of Washington's psychology professionals are graduates of one of the 9 accredited psychology schools in the city.

Psychology Programs Offered In Washington DC


Washington's psychology schools offer 36 psychology degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Psychology Degrees In Washington DC


In 2010 approximately 691 students graduated from psychology courses.

Psychology Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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