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 Source: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education  http://www.aghe.org/resources/student-recruitment-resources

Note: The study of Gerontology is related to many careers and majors. A student in any major may obtain an undergraduate or graduate certificate in Gerontology. 

Gerontology Related  Careers, Majors and Salaries 

Careers 
 
Gerontology Professors salaries from various disciplines
Discipline and Rank
All
Institutions
Research
Universities*
Other
Doctoral*
Master’s
Bachelor’s
 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Professor
93,098
111,405
96,714
82,573
72,645
Associate Professor
71,682
79,122
72,944
69,095
60,535
Assistant Professor
59,650
66,385
61,243
57,276
50,650
New Assistant Prof
59,222
66,663
57,372
56,661
53,620
 SOCIAL SCIENCES
Professor
92,864
110,032
95,338
85,496
87,890
Associate Professor
71,723
79,514
74,197
68,181
69,066
Assistant Professor
61,155
67,731
63,757
58,057
58,556
New Assistant Prof
62,443
69,426
64,636
57,900
58,253
 HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Professor
100,901
118,693
92,345
89,338
81,378
Associate Professor
78,739
88,399
73,128
74,224
66,722
Assistant Professor
67,160
74,238
64,327
64,002
58,152
New Assistant Prof
68,574
79,073
64,306
64,215
56,592
*Research Universities are doctorate-granting institutions that Carnegie has classified as having either high or very high research activity (RU/H or RU/VH). Other Doctoral are Doctoral/Research Universities (DRU) that have a lower level of research activity.
Source: 2013 CUPA-HR Faculty in Higher Education (Four-Year Institutions) Salary Survey 

Geropsychologist 

  • Degree Level Requirements: Ph.D. of Psy.D to be recognized as a geropsychologist/geriatric psychologist.
  • Licensure Requirements: Required for gerontologists who provide psychological services and may be required for other psychologists working in gerontology as well. (Requirements vary by jurisdiction).
  • Specializations: There are numerous specializations, such as cognitive diseases, mental illnesses, bereavement and major life changes (like loss of independence or relocation).
  • Median Annual Salaries: $68,640*
  • Job Outlook: 22% growth from 2010 to 2020**
Source:  The Salary of a Geropsychologist by Melinda Gaines, Demand Media http://work.chron.com/salary-geropsychologist-1766.html
 
U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics - May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Occupation code

Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile)

Group

Employment

Employment RSE

Percent of total employment

Median hourly wage

Mean hourly wage

Annual mean wage

Mean wage RSE

29-0000

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

major

104,150

2.0%

41.75%

$26.26

$30.92

$64,320

1.4%

29-1000

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners

minor

8,940

6.5%

3.58%

$83.97

$83.94

$174,600

3.2%

29-1051

Pharmacists

detail

120

24.3%

0.05%

$55.71

$55.63

$115,700

3.7%

29-1060

Physicians and Surgeons

broad

5,430

9.2%

2.17%

(5)

$111.67

$232,270

2.2%

29-1062

Family and General Practitioners

detail

180

44.2%

0.07%

(5)

$110.60

$230,050

12.7%

29-1063

Internists, General

detail

50

39.8%

0.02%

(5)

$121.04

$251,760

10.1%

29-1067

Surgeons

detail

60

49.5%

0.03%

(5)

(5)

(5)

13.3%

29-1069

Physicians and Surgeons, All Other

detail

5,070

9.7%

2.03%

(5)

$111.07

$231,040

2.2%

29-1071

Physician Assistants

detail

310

18.9%

0.13%

$44.14

$43.26

$89,990

3.0%

29-1120

Therapists

broad

500

10.8%

0.20%

$28.55

$31.60

$65,720

6.4%

29-1123

Physical Therapists

detail

160

8.8%

0.06%

$24.48

$25.53

$53,110

8.7%

29-1124

Radiation Therapists

detail

150

26.2%

0.06%

$34.85

$38.82

$80,750

7.0%

29-1126

Respiratory Therapists

detail

80

20.9%

0.03%

$25.34

$25.00

$51,990

3.3%

29-1127

Speech-Language Pathologists

detail

60

30.8%

0.02%

$35.85

$41.71

$86,750

13.6%

29-1141

Registered Nurses

detail

1,920

8.4%

0.77%

$30.39

$32.63

$67,870

3.0%

29-1171

Nurse Practitioners

detail

220

21.1%

0.09%

$48.70

$51.21

$106,520

4.5%

29-1199

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other

detail

270

33.9%

0.11%

(5)

$108.89

$226,500

18.0%

29-2000

Health Technologists and Technicians

minor

94,310

2.2%

37.80%

$25.30

$25.89

$53,850

0.7%

29-2010

Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians

broad

59,250

3.3%

23.75%

$22.94

$24.15

$50,240

1.0%

29-2011

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists

detail

28,740

2.9%

11.52%

$28.51

$29.29

$60,910

1.1%

29-2012

Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

detail

30,520

4.6%

12.23%

$17.96

$19.32

$40,180

1.4%

29-2030

Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians

broad

31,260

3.2%

12.53%

$29.84

$29.86

$62,110

0.8%

29-2031

Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians

detail

1,250

14.6%

0.50%

$26.31

$26.21

$54,510

5.6%

29-2032

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

detail

6,140

7.2%

2.46%

$32.03

$31.85

$66,240

1.6%

29-2033

Nuclear Medicine Technologists

detail

1,260

12.2%

0.51%

$33.21

$33.05

$68,740

2.3%

29-2034

Radiologic Technologists

detail

15,950

4.0%

6.39%

$27.40

$27.90

$58,030

1.0%

29-2035

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

detail

6,660

5.3%

2.67%

$32.79

$32.80

$68,230

1.2%

29-2041

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

detail

(8)

(8)

(8)

$26.66

$25.15

$52,320

6.2%

29-2050

Health Practitioner Support Technologists and Technicians

broad

270

17.8%

0.11%

$16.41

$17.44

$36,280

4.9%

29-2052

Pharmacy Technicians

detail

100

28.3%

0.04%

$14.26

$15.02

$31,250

4.4%

29-2055

Surgical Technologists

detail

120

26.4%

0.05%

$18.37

$19.71

$40,990

5.3%

29-2061

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

detail

290

24.5%

0.12%

$21.05

$21.60

$44,930

3.8%

29-2071

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

detail

1,460

5.8%

0.58%

$15.50

$16.51

$34,330

1.5%

29-2090

Miscellaneous Health Technologists and Technicians

broad

1,560

14.7%

0.63%

$22.82

$23.56

$49,010

3.5%

29-2099

Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other

detail

1,560

14.7%

0.63%

$22.82

$23.56

$49,010

3.5%

29-9000

Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

minor

900

26.2%

0.36%

$31.15

$31.57

$65,670

7.7%

29-9010

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians

broad

160

29.3%

0.07%

$28.33

$28.16

$58,570

3.2%

29-9011

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

detail

130

36.4%

0.05%

$29.84

$28.55

$59,380

3.6%

29-9012

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

detail

30

14.5%

0.01%

$24.51

$26.58

$55,300

5.6%

29-9090

Miscellaneous Health Practitioners and Technical Workers

broad

740

31.3%

0.30%

$32.08

$32.33

$67,240

7.7%

29-9092

Genetic Counselors

detail

(8)

(8)

(8)

$43.42

$42.82

$89,060

5.5%

29-9099

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other

detail

440

36.3%

0.18%

$22.09

$25.39

$52,810

5.0%

31-0000

Healthcare Support Occupations

major

41,190

3.0%

16.51%

$15.48

$15.88

$33,040

0.8%

31-1010

Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides

broad

400

18.5%

0.16%

$13.62

$14.34

$29,830

2.3%

31-1014

Nursing Assistants

detail

190

28.0%

0.08%

$13.59

$14.33

$29,800

4.3%

31-1015

Orderlies

detail

200

25.1%

0.08%

$13.55

$14.29

$29,720

2.0%

31-9000

Other Healthcare Support Occupations

minor

40,770

3.0%

16.34%

$15.50

$15.90

$33,060

0.8%

31-9090

Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations

broad

40,770

3.0%

16.34%

$15.50

$15.90

$33,060

0.8%

31-9092

Medical Assistants

detail

2,730

9.9%

1.10%

$14.16

$14.97

$31,130

1.9%

31-9093

Medical Equipment Preparers

detail

600

15.3%

0.24%

$13.25

$14.19

$29,510

3.1%

31-9094

Medical Transcriptionists

detail

2,080

6.2%

0.83%

$18.43

$18.72

$38,940

1.0%

31-9097

Phlebotomists

detail

31,630

3.6%

12.68%

$15.50

$15.70

$32,660

0.7%

31-9099

Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

detail

3,690

9.4%

1.48%

$15.36

$16.94

$35,230

4.9%

33-0000

Protective Service Occupations

major

80

15.3%

0.03%

$18.90

$18.83

$39,160

2.4%

33-9000

Other Protective Service Workers

minor

70

16.1%

0.03%

$18.40

$17.95

$37,330

3.0%

33-9030

Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers

broad

60

18.4%

0.03%

$17.44

$17.36

$36,120

6.6%

33-9032

Security Guards

detail

60

18.4%

0.03%

$17.44

$17.36

$36,120

6.6%

37-0000

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations

major

600

9.3%

0.24%

$11.78

$13.61

$28,310

3.3%

37-2000

Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers

minor

570

9.6%

0.23%

$11.52

$13.00

$27,040

3.1%

37-2010

Building Cleaning Workers

broad

570

9.6%

0.23%

$11.52

$13.00

$27,040

3.1%

39-0000

Personal Care and Service Occupations

major

140

23.6%

0.06%

$13.66

$14.56

$30,290

5.7%

39-9000

Other Personal Care and Service Workers

minor

90

37.7%

0.03%

$13.19

$13.24

$27,540

4.4%

39-9099

Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other

detail

70

43.1%

0.03%

$13.43

$13.72

$28,530

3.7%

41-0000

Sales and Related Occupations

major

6,180

3.8%

2.48%

$29.05

$32.46

$67,520

2.1%

41-1010

First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers

broad

250

11.7%

0.10%

$38.30

$43.53

$90,540

5.3%

41-1012

First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers

detail

240

11.9%

0.10%

$38.50

$43.79

$91,090

5.4%

41-3000

Sales Representatives, Services

minor

5,290

4.0%

2.12%

$28.93

$32.35

$67,300

2.3%

41-3099

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other

detail

5,290

4.0%

2.12%

$28.93

$32.35

$67,300

2.3%

41-4010

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing

broad

370

19.1%

0.15%

$31.23

$33.34

$69,360

7.2%

41-4011

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products

detail

300

14.9%

0.12%

$33.31

$36.44

$75,790

4.4%

41-9000

Other Sales and Related Workers

minor

260

13.1%

0.10%

$22.18

$23.34

$48,540

3.0%

41-9090

Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers

broad

250

13.6%

0.10%

$22.30

$23.48

$48,840

3.1%

41-9099

Sales and Related Workers, All Other

detail

250

13.6%

0.10%

$22.30

$23.48

$48,840

3.1%

43-0000

Office and Administrative Support Occupations

major

63,540

2.1%

25.47%

$15.52

$16.62

$34,580

0.5%

43-1011

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

detail

4,090

3.5%

1.64%

$25.29

$26.32

$54,750

1.0%

43-2000

Communications Equipment Operators

minor

380

12.2%

0.15%

$14.40

$14.79

$30,770

1.9%

43-2011

Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service

detail

380

12.2%

0.15%

$14.39

$14.78

$30,750

1.9%

43-3000

Financial Clerks

minor

9,870

4.3%

3.96%

$16.85

$17.40

$36,190

0.8%

43-3011

Bill and Account Collectors

detail

1,890

8.7%

0.76%

$17.12

$17.57

$36,540

1.6%

43-3021

Billing and Posting Clerks

detail

5,900

5.8%

2.37%

$16.54

$16.96

$35,280

1.0%

43-3031

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

detail

1,810

5.7%

0.73%

$17.72

$18.55

$38,590

2.2%

43-3051

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

detail

120

13.4%

0.05%

$19.56

$20.30

$42,220

3.5%

43-3061

Procurement Clerks

detail

120

6.4%

0.05%

$14.14

$15.68

$32,620

5.1%

43-4000

Information and Record Clerks

minor

18,060

3.2%

7.24%

$15.05

$15.84

$32,950

0.7%

43-4051

Customer Service Representatives

detail

10,320

4.5%

4.14%

$16.00

$16.77

$34,870

0.9%

43-4071

File Clerks

detail

700

9.6%

0.28%

$11.94

$13.02

$27,080

1.7%

43-4111

Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan

detail

900

21.7%

0.36%

$15.34

$15.67

$32,600

3.2%

43-4151

Order Clerks

detail

120

20.1%

0.05%

$16.22

$16.79

$34,920

2.6%

43-4161

Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

detail

260

30.7%

0.10%

$16.21

$17.51

$36,420

2.2%

43-4171

Receptionists and Information Clerks

detail

5,430

5.1%

2.18%

$13.92

$14.31

$29,760

1.0%

43-4199

Information and Record Clerks, All Other

detail

300

12.1%

0.12%

$15.07

$17.12

$35,600

5.9%

43-5000

Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers

minor

11,720

3.8%

4.70%

$13.67

$14.32

$29,780

1.0%

43-5021

Couriers and Messengers

detail

9,720

4.3%

3.89%

$13.41

$13.97

$29,050

1.1%

43-5030

Dispatchers

broad

(8)

(8)

(8)

$15.95

$16.36

$34,040

2.1%

43-5032

Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance

detail

400

7.1%

0.16%

$15.94

$16.33

$33,970

2.1%

43-5061

Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

detail

460

17.1%

0.18%

$16.87

$18.62

$38,730

2.8%

43-5071

Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

detail

490

6.3%

0.20%

$15.09

$15.33

$31,880

1.7%

43-5081

Stock Clerks and Order Fillers

detail

530

6.3%

0.21%

$14.12

$14.63

$30,440

1.8%

43-6010

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

broad

11,300

4.1%

4.53%

$16.00

$17.09

$35,550

1.1%

43-6011

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

detail

1,130

8.2%

0.45%

$24.67

$26.41

$54,940

3.2%

43-6013

Medical Secretaries

detail

7,220

5.8%

2.89%

$15.19

$15.88

$33,040

1.1%

43-6014

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive

detail

2,930

6.6%

1.18%

$16.07

$16.47

$34,250

1.5%

43-9000

Other Office and Administrative Support Workers

minor

8,130

5.5%

3.26%

$14.63

$15.29

$31,800

1.1%

43-9011

Computer Operators

detail

120

16.3%

0.05%

$20.12

$20.84

$43,350

2.7%

43-9020

Data Entry and Information Processing Workers

broad

2,840

6.0%

1.14%

$14.54

$14.85

$30,890

1.0%

43-9021

Data Entry Keyers

detail

2,810

6.0%

1.13%

$14.53

$14.84

$30,860

1.0%

43-9041

Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks

detail

160

19.3%

0.07%

$16.98

$17.76

$36,950

3.6%

43-9061

Office Clerks, General

detail

4,450

8.1%

1.78%

$14.49

$15.26

$31,730

1.7%

43-9199

Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other

detail

420

18.2%

0.17%

$15.03

$16.07

$33,420

5.5%

49-0000

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

major

920

7.6%

0.37%

$22.60

$23.70

$49,290

2.2%

49-1011

First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

detail

50

15.9%

0.02%

$34.34

$35.27

$73,360

3.0%

49-9000

Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

minor

860

7.6%

0.34%

$22.13

$23.00

$47,840

2.3%

49-9060

Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers

broad

390

14.6%

0.16%

$25.48

$26.34

$54,790

4.0%

49-9062

Medical Equipment Repairers

detail

390

14.6%

0.15%

$25.50

$26.37

$54,840

4.0%

49-9071

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

detail

450

7.1%

0.18%

$19.78

$20.14

$41,890

1.9%

51-0000

Production Occupations

major

370

28.8%

0.15%

$20.99

$24.62

$51,210

18.4%

51-1011

First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers

detail

50

44.5%

0.02%

$23.80

$24.07

$50,060

11.6%

51-9000

Other Production Occupations

minor

310

31.6%

0.12%

$18.91

$23.99

$49,900

20.4%

51-9080

Medical, Dental, and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

broad

(8)

(8)

(8)

$39.56

$32.06

$66,690

23.7%

51-9081

Dental Laboratory Technicians

detail

(8)

(8)

(8)

$39.65

$32.23

$67,040

24.1%

 

Source:

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition ,
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#29-0000 on the Internet at  (visited September 24, 2015).

 

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