Average Forensic Psychologist Salary

$69,514
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$2,043
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The average salary for a Forensic Psychologist is $69,514.
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$39k
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$102k
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What Are Popular Skills for Forensic Psychologists?

Skills in Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Patient Counseling and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Psychologists?

An entry-level Forensic Psychologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,395 based on 28 salaries. An early career Forensic Psychologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,500 based on 114 salaries. A mid-career Forensic Psychologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,152 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Forensic Psychologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,272 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $92,112.
Employees with Forensic Psychologist in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 22.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (12.9% more) and Miami, Florida (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (27.0% less), Boston, Massachusetts (11.8% less) and Los Angeles, California (6.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 235 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.9%
Early Career
48.5%
Mid Career
16.6%
Experienced
15.3%
Late Career
7.7%

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