Section 5. Direct Human Services - Clinical (Licensed)

There were 1,141 doctoral-level respondents who claimed clinical psychology as their major field, were licensed and who were involved in the direct delivery of health and mental health services to clients.

The largest single proportion of respondents was located in a private practice setting (52%), comprising individual private practitioners at 34% and group practitioners at 18%. Nineteen percent could be found in hospital settings. Twelve percent of the responding psychologists in this category were located in clinics, the majority of which were in community mental health centers (CMHCs). Nine percent of the respondents were located in various other human service settings (e.g., university/college counseling centers, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, specialized health services), 4% claimed government organizations/criminal justice system, and only 2% identified medical school settings as their primary place of employment.

The overall 11-12-month median salary for licensed doctoral-level clinical psychologists was $56,000. Figure 5 and Table 5 contain frequency distributions and summary statistics, respectively.

Table 5: Direct Human Service Positions (Licensed Only): Clinical Psychology--Doctoral-level, 11-12-Month Salaries for Selected Settings: 1997

Figure 5: Direct Human Service Positions--Clinical Psychology-- (Licensed Only)--Doctoral Level