A person working as Psychologist in India typically earns around 52,300 INR per month. Salaries range from 25,600 INR (lowest) to 81,500 INR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Psychologist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Psychologist salaries in India range from 25,600 INR per month (starting salary) to 81,500 INR per month (maximum salary). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.
The median salary is 48,700 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Psychologist(s) are earning less than 48,700 INR while the other half are earning more than 48,700 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Psychologist(s) are earning less than 39,900 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 39,900 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Psychologist(s) are earning less than 55,700 INR while 25% are earning more than 55,700 INR.
We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 30,400 INR to 42,800 INR. Approximatly 20% fall under the 30,400 INR cap. Ten percent of wages are from 42,800 INR to 48,400 INR. Only 5% of people grossed 48,400 INR or more.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Psychologist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
Employees with less than two years of experience makes approximately 30,400 INR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 39,000 INR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 53,800 INR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Psychologist whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 66,700 INR per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 71,400 INR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 76,200 INR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Psychologist employees in India earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Psychologist(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 14% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.
"Psychologist" is considered to be a high bonus-based job. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
17% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 83% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+4%|
|Average Salary 2021||+3%|
|Average Salary 2022||+2%|
Psychologist salaries in India are on the rise in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The minimum pay rate per hour for 'Psychologist' in India is 150 INR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
The average salary for Psychologist is 48% more than that of Counseling. Also, Counseling salaries are 11% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Adoption Services Director||45,100 INR||-14%|
|Alcohol and Drug Counselor||34,700 INR||-34%|
|Assistant Instructor||15,400 INR||-71%|
|Career Counselor||38,000 INR||-27%|
|Director of Rehabilitation Services||49,900 INR||-4%|
|Disability Consultant||30,900 INR||-41%|
|Employment Counselor||38,000 INR||-27%|
|Family Advocate||26,100 INR||-50%|
|Family Services Specialist||28,500 INR||-45%|
|Family Support Specialist||40,400 INR||-23%|
|Family Youth Worker||12,800 INR||-76%|
|Guidance Counselor||38,700 INR||-26%|
|Guidance Director||45,100 INR||-14%|
|Mental Health Counselor||42,800 INR||-18%|
|Programs Coordinator||21,400 INR||-59%|
|Supervising Counselor||40,900 INR||-22%|
|Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor||39,400 INR||-25%|
|Youth Advocate||21,400 INR||-59%|
|Youth Care Counselor||39,900 INR||-24%|
|Youth Care Specialist||23,800 INR||-54%|
|Youth Development Manager||47,500 INR||-9%|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||43,900 INR|
|Andhra Pradesh||59,000 INR|
|Arunachal Pradesh||51,700 INR|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||48,500 INR|
|Daman & Diu||44,600 INR|
|Himachal Pradesh||52,000 INR|
|Jammu & Kashmir||55,300 INR|
|Madhya Pradesh||64,100 INR|
|Tamil Nadu||60,000 INR|
|Uttar Pradesh||64,800 INR|
|West Bengal||59,400 INR|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 48,700 INR and 55,700 INR. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.
The base salary for Psychologist in India is ranges from 39,900 INR to 55,700 INR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
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