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Psychologist Salaries in Wisconsin - WI

According to 2007 data from the Wisconsin Workforce and Labor Market Information System, psychologists in Milwaukee earn an entry hourly wage of $23.55, or $48,986 per year. The statewide hourly wage is slightly more – $23.86, which amounts to a psychologist salary in Wisconsin of $49,630 per year. Nationwide, the lowest 10 percent of psychologists earned less than $35,280, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average hourly wage for psychologists in Milwaukee is $36.38, or $75,668 per year. The statewide average hourly wage is $37.51 per hour, or $78,024 annually.

Nationwide, the middle 50 percent of psychologists earned $45,300 to $77,750. Experienced psychologists nationwide earn about $42.79 per hour, or $89,009 per year. The statewide hourly wage for experienced psychologists is $44.34, which amounts to a psychologist salary in Wisconsin of $92,220 per year. Nationwide, the highest 10 percent earned $102,730. Indeed.com average salaries: Milwaukee ($33,000), Madison ($36,000), Green Bay ($117,000), LaCrosse ($21,000), Eau Claire ($31,000).

An estimated 160 psychologists were employed in the state of Wisconsin in 2008. The Wisconsin Workforce and Labor Market Information System estimated the labor market would add 10 more openings per year. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics identified about 166,000 psychologists nationwide in 2006. The number of psychologists is expected to increase to 191,000 nationwide by 2016. An estimated 15 percent growth from 2006 to 2016 would be faster than the average for other occupations, according to the federal government. More federal data shows that most psychologists, about 92 percent nationwide, are employed as counselors in clinics, schools and other settings.

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