The average child psychologist earns about $200 per hour.
That is the average annual salary of child psychologists in the U.S. according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.
The study, based on the salaries of nearly 2,000 child psychologists working in all 50 states, found that child psychologists are earning between $25,000 and $40,000 per year, depending on their specialty and type of work.
A child psychologist who works in a clinical setting and is an experienced clinical psychologist with expertise in developmental and psychosocial disorders earns $55,000, according to the study.
A psychologist who specializes in primary care or who is not an experienced primary care psychologist earns $35,000.
Child psychologists who work in specialty areas earn a higher salary, ranging from $46,000 to $70,000 a year, the study found.
The median salary for child psychologists was $38,000 in 2016, according the APA study.
About 75 percent of child psychology programs have at least one associate or assistant professor and a total of 50 percent have at most one child psychologist.
Child psychology is one of the fastest-growing fields of study in the United States, and research has shown that it is the fastest growing specialty in child psychology, according a 2016 study by the National Child Study Center at Duke University.
Child Psychology has also been gaining momentum as a career in academia, with the APS finding that child psychology is currently the most popular doctoral program in the field.
There are currently nearly 20,000 doctoral child psychologists, according and the APT.