Because you can take your career path in so many different directions after earning a psychology degree, there is no single answer to this question.
Here are estimated salary figures for some potential career possibilities based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:*
|Job / Career||Per year||Per hour|
|Psychiatric Technicians (BLS)||$40,760||$19.60|
|Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors (BLS)||$56,230||$27.03|
|Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists (BLS)||$64,920||$31.21|
|Training and Development Managers (BLS)||$132,100||$63.51|
|Human Resources Managers (BLS)||$145,750||$70.07|
|Compensation and Benefits Managers (BLS)||$143,140||$68.82|
All salary data courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Please keep in mind this is not a comprehensive list, and degree requirements for jobs in these categories can vary by employer.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.