In 2018, Australia’s average salary for a psychologist was $62,100, according to the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
A spokesperson for the ABS said this was the lowest salary paid to a psychologist in Australia.
“We have a psychologist on the frontline, a specialist in mental health who is also a licensed psychologist,” the spokesperson said.
The average salary of a psychologist, based on the latest data from the ABS, is $62.9 million.
Psychologist salaries in 2018 The median salary for the job in 2018 was $56,000, according the ABS data.
This was up 6.2 per cent from 2017, but down 6.1 per cent on a year earlier.
Median salaries for psychologists were also lower in the first half of 2019.
In 2019, the median salary of an Australian psychologist was up 5.6 per cent to $55,100.
It was also up 0.2 cent on the same quarter last year.
Average salary for psychiatrists in 2018 Mental health professionals are paid a median of $74,200.
However, a psychiatrist with a PhD, a master’s degree, a PhD from an Australian university or an international graduate degree is paid more than a psychiatrist in the same role.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, psychiatrists have a median annual income of $90,800.
A recent report from the Australian Psychological Society said the average salary paid by a psychiatrist was $80,300.
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