The average Forensic Psychologist with Forensic Psychology skills earns approximately $67K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Forensic Psychologists with Forensic Psychology skills making up 72 percent. Most Forensic Psychologists with Forensic Psychology skills report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,604 - $122,319
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$120K
MEDIAN: $66,907
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$13.50 - $80.00
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$14
$30
$80
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,604 - $122,319  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,277  
Total Pay (?
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$43,072 - $126,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $80.00  
   
Overtime
$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,277  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,072 - $126,128  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Psychologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Forensic Psychologists with Forensic Psychology skills. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $79K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $85K. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $142K.

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Experience Affects Forensic Psychologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 102%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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