Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Forensic Psychologist is $69,987
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Psychologists?
An early career Forensic Psychologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,000 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Forensic Psychologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,476 based on 5 salaries.
What Do Forensic Psychologists Do?
Forensic psychologists are often licensed psychologists that have chosen to specialize in the forensic concentration. They often have a doctorate in counseling or forensic psychology. Forensic psychologists work in varied environments, which many include courts, prisons, mental hospitals, private facilities, and government agencies. Working mostly in an office, the job is more mental than physical.
They may evaluate mental competency for criminals during trials, diagnose mental conditions …Read more