Psychoanalyst - Salary and Career
Psychologists and Psychoanalysts

Psychoanalyst - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They study, research and evaluate the emotional development and mental and social processes of individuals, groups and institutions, for the purpose of analysis, treatment, guidance and education, diagnose and evaluate emotional and mental disorders and social adaptation, elucidating conflicts and issues and accompanying the patient(s) during the treatment or healing process, investigate the unconscious factors of individual and group behavior, making them conscious, develop experimental, theoretical and clinical research and coordinate teams and area activities and the like.

How much does an Psychoanalyst earn

A Psychoanalyst earns between $1.535 and $5.999 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.591 and a median salary of $2.000 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 57 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Psychoanalyst

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.591 31.092 648 14
1º Quartile 1.535 18.426 384 9
Median Salary 2.000 24.000 500 11
3º Quartile 4.575 54.901 1.144 26
Higher Salary 5.999 71.988 1.500 33

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of the social sciences and humanities
      • social scientists, psychologists
        • psychologists and psychoanalysts

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Main workplaces

Psychologists and Psychoanalysts the positions of this CBO family work mainly in activities related to health, social and personal services and education. They can work as self-employed and/or with a formal contract, individually or in teams. It is common for clinical, hospital, social psychologists and neuropsychologists to work with supervision. They work in closed environments or, in the case of neuropsychologists and legal psychologists, it can be in the open. Clinical, social psychologists and psychoanalysts eventually work irregular hours. Some of them work under pressure, in uncomfortable positions for long periods, confined (clinical and social psychologists) and exposed to radiation (neuropsychologists) and loud noises. The psychoanalyst occupation is not a specialization, it is a training, which follows principles, processes and procedures defined by internationally recognized institutions, and the psychoanalyst can have different trainings such as: psychologist, psychiatrist, doctor, philosopher etc.

What does it take to work in the field of Psychologists and Psychoanalysts

For workers in this family, a complete higher education and professional experience is required, which varies according to training. For psychologists, in general, one to four years is required, as is the case with the clinical psychologist. For the psychoanalyst, at least five years of experience is required. Qualification courses also range from basic courses of 200 to 400 class hours, as in the case of hospital psychologists, more than 400 class hours for legal psychologists, psychoanalysts and neuropsychologists, to specialization courses for clinical and social psychologists. The training of these professionals is a set of activities developed by them, but the procedures are different in terms of formal aspects related to the institutions that form them.

Functions and activities of Psychoanalyst

Psychologists and Psychoanalysts must:

  • coordinate teams and activities;
  • orienting individuals, groups and institutions;
  • guide individuals, groups and institutions;
  • perform administrative tasks;
  • assessing psychic behaviors;
  • accompanying individuals, groups and institutions;
  • analyze - treat individuals, groups and institutions;
  • develop experimental, theoretical and clinical research;
  • participate in activities for professional dissemination;
  • monitor individuals, groups and institutions;
  • educating individuals, groups and institutions;
  • evaluate psychic behaviors;
  • assess psychic behaviors;
  • participate in activities for professional disclosure;
  • participate in activities for professional outreach;
  • educate individuals, groups and institutions;
  • guiding individuals, groups and institutions;
  • analyze - treating individuals, groups and institutions;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • participate in professional outreach activities;

  • Activities

    • organize records;
    • guiding behavior change;
    • evaluating results;
    • standardize tests;
    • provide for the acquisition of technical material;
    • rehabilitate behavioral aspects;
    • organize data;
    • training specialists in the field;
    • demonstrate abstract reasoning ability;
    • participate in scientific meetings (congresses, seminars and symposia);
    • work on team dynamics;
    • training psychoanalysts;
    • schedule appointments;
    • publish articles, essays, scientific books and technical notes;
    • make statistical surveys;
    • organize events;
    • presenting case studies;
    • evaluate proposals and projects;
    • respect the limits of performance;
    • demonstrate holistic vision ability;
    • rehabilitate bodily aspects;
    • advise people, groups and families;
    • listen actively (know how to listen);
    • monitor the evolution of the intervention;
    • train specialists in the field;
    • studying cases;
    • visit households;
    • evaluate energetic signs and symptoms;
    • promote psychic integration;
    • propose interventions;
    • participate in technical committees;
    • demonstrate ability to overcome adverse situations;
    • stimulating homeostatic mechanisms;
    • monitor treatment egresses;
    • choose the assessment instrument;
    • guiding people about health promotion and prevention;
    • rehabilitate psychomotor aspects;
    • standardize tests;
    • demonstrate tactile sensitivity;
    • perform stimulation work (psychomotor, psychological, neuropsychological and energetic );
    • promoting psychic integration;
    • apply instruments and assessment methods;
    • developing recruitment and selection processes;
    • investigate people, situations and problems;
    • inform about the development of the human psyche;
    • select human resources;
    • analyze data;
    • provide emotional support;
    • demonstrate ability to maintain impartiality;
    • establish research parameters;
    • provide support for organizational strategies and policies;
    • provide subsidies for drafting legislation;
    • making the unconscious conscious;
    • provide creation of patient-therapist bond;
    • participate in lectures, debates and interviews;
    • develop projects;
    • training specialists in the area;
    • providing space to host emotional experiences (therapeutic setting);
    • define action methodologies;
    • demonstrate systemic vision ability;
    • maintain professional secrecy;
    • participate in class entities;
    • build research instruments;
    • fill in forms and register;
    • demonstrate interest in the person/human being;
    • prescribe therapeutic treatment;
    • promoting development of internal perception (insight);
    • coordinating study groups;
    • evaluate psychic signs and symptoms;
    • elaborate diagnoses;
    • plan team activities;
    • supervise professionals in the area and related areas;
    • work as a team;
    • monitoring court of justice visiting shifts;
    • elaborate a discharge process;
    • work as a team;
    • monitor project results;
    • investigate animal behavior;
    • clarifying the psychological repercussions resulting from medical-hospital procedures;
    • perform therapeutic follow-up;
    • demonstrate ability to question;
    • guiding about career plans;
    • triate cases;
    • participate in technical shift;
    • develop administrative assessment instruments;
    • investigate the human psyche;
    • search bibliography;
    • monitor the evolution of the case;
    • carrying out vocational guidance;
    • guiding on public health programs;
    • observe people and situations;
    • select therapeutic intervention instruments;
    • developing courses for specific groups;
    • analyze the results of assessment instruments;
    • monitor the development of professionals in training and specialization;
    • monitoring treatment egresses;
    • schedule activities;
    • demonstrate empathy;
    • monitor impacts of interventions;
    • informing about the development of the human psyche;
    • providing resources for the development of cognitive aspects;
    • respect customers' values and beliefs;
    • assist in the formulation of public policies;
    • elucidating conflicts and issues;
    • promoting development of interpersonal relationships;
    • participate in a technical shift;
    • training professionals;
    • recruit human resources;
    • make statistical surveys;
    • visit institutions and social facilities;
    • measure results of assessment instruments;
    • perform referral;
    • give back;
    • participate in professional associations;
    • evaluate functional signs and symptoms;
    • rehabilitate cognitive aspects;
    • promote development of internal perception (insight);
    • supervise interns in the area and related areas;
    • distribute tasks to team;
    • developing educational projects;
    • summon people;
    • prepare opinions, reports and expertise;
    • rebalance energetic and functional disorders;
    • demonstrate fine motor skills;
    • evaluate the execution of actions;
    • coordinate meetings;
    • monitor project results;
    • facilitating groups;
    • identify community resources;
    • monitor visiting shifts of the court of justice;
    • collect pertinent data;
    • define problem and objectives;
    • participate in municipal, state and federal councils;
    • systemize information;
    • interviewing people;
    • elaborate manuals;
    • measure the results of assessment instruments;
    • mediating conflicts;
    • investigate individual, group and institutional behavior;
    • analyzing the results of assessment instruments;
    • demonstrate observation skills;
    • applying instruments and assessment methods;
    • delivering classes, courses and lectures;
    • collect data;
    • interpreting conflicts and issues;
    • provide consultancy/advice;

    Sectors that hire Psychoanalyst the most in the job market

    • general public administration
    • development and licensing of customizable computer programs
    • psychology and psychoanalysis activities
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • welfare services without accommodation
    • associative activities
    • psychosocial assistance to people with psychic disorders, mental disability and chemical dependency
    • management and maintenance of cemeteries
    • funeral services
    • health plans

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