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Salaries and Benefits


Residents are required to obtain a license to practice psychology in the state of West Virginia. Taking and passing the EPPP written examination is required by the end of the first year or earlier. Study materials are provided and fees are paid by the department. To complete the residency, the oral examination for licensure in the state of WV must be passed during the second year. Again, fees are paid by the department for the oral examination.

Salary and Benefits

As a postdoctoral resident, the following salary and benefits are offered:

  • Salary: $44,000 for the first year and $46,000 for the second year
  • $750 a year for conference or other professional expenses
  • $100 meal card every six months
  • Group major medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement
  • Full liability coverage
  • Department provided desktop and laptop computer
  • Personal office
  • Vacation, sick leave, and professional leave
  • Wellness program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts at local businesses