Society of Pediatric Psychology Workforce Survey: Factors Related to Compensation of Pediatric Psychologists

Cheryl L. Brosig, Marisa E. Hilliard, Andre Williams, F. Daniel Armstrong, Peggy Christidis, Jessica Kichler, Jennifer Shroff Pendley, Karen E. Stamm, Tim Wysocki

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Objective To summarize compensation results from the 2015 Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) Workforce Survey and identify factors related to compensation of pediatric psychologists. Methods All full members of SPP (n = 1,314) received the online Workforce Survey; 404 (32%) were returned with usable data. The survey assessed salary, benefits, and other income sources. The relationship between demographic and employment-related factors and overall compensation was explored. Results Academic rank, level of administrative responsibility, and cost of living index of employment location were associated with compensation. Compensation did not vary by gender; however, women were disproportionately represented at the assistant and associate professor level. Conclusions Compensation of pediatric psychologists is related to multiple factors. Longitudinal administration of the Workforce Survey is needed to determine changes in compensation and career advancement for this profession over time. Strategies to increase the response rate of future Workforce Surveys are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-363
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 2017


  • atypical topic
  • evidence-based practice
  • professional and training issues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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