Forensic Psychology Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

While conducting this research, we discovered forensic psychologists usually earn about $53,000 annually while forensic psychologists with 20 plus years of experience usually earn $77,000 annually. Those running their own businesses or providing expert testimony usually make more money every year. Forensic psychologists who have worked fewer than 20 years earn salaries affected by whether they work for the public or private sector, and whether they have the time or ability to provide expert testimony to supplement their annual income.

Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Payscale.com, Salary.com



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