Social psychologist - Salary and Career
Psychologists and Psychoanalysts

Social psychologist - 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 Social psychologist earn

A Social psychologist earns between $1.616 and $5.660 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.840 and a median salary of $2.731 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 4.094 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Social psychologist

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.840 34.085 710 17
1º Quartile 1.616 19.394 404 9
Median Salary 2.731 32.775 683 16
3º Quartile 4.317 51.800 1.079 25
Higher Salary 5.660 67.921 1.415 33

Professional job categories

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

Related Positions:

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 Social psychologist

Psychologists and Psychoanalysts must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Social psychologist the most in the job market

    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • welfare services without accommodation
    • social assistance activities provided in collective and private residences
    • general public administration
    • associative activities
    • psychosocial assistance to people with psychic disorders, mental disability and chemical dependency
    • assistance hostels
    • other human health care activities
    • child education - day care
    • long stay institutions for the elderly

    Featured Professions: