Salary Report for Washington Forensic Psychologists
Compare Washington to U.S.
Washington Forensic Psychologists earn an average of $105,640 which is 7% more than the national average salary of $98,010.
|Average Hourly Wage||$50.79||$47.12||7.79%|
|Average Annual Salary||$105,640||$98,010||7.78%|
Salary Range by Education and Experience
In Washington, 50% of Forensic Psychologists earn between $96,200 and $124,490 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.
About 10% of Forensic Psychologists earn more than $131,210, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced Forensic Psychologists.
Approximately 10% of Forensic Psychologists earn under $56,730, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Forensic Psychologists.
|10%||Less than a Year||40||Under $56,730|
|15%||2 – 4 years||60||$56,730 – $96,200|
|25%||5 – 9 years||100||$96,200 – $111,030|
|25%||10 – 14 years||100||$111,030 – $124,490|
|15%||15 – 20 years||60||$111,030 – $131,210|
|10%||20+ years||40||Above $131,210|
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
After being adjusted for cost-of-living, Forensic Psychologists in Washington psychologists earn about $98,398 per year which is more than the average U.S. psychologist of $98,010.
Cost-of-living in Washington is 7% higher than the national average, which means Washington residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to other states.
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Salary Compared to Related Professions
Forensic Psychologists tend to earn more than Marriage and Family Therapists ($49,220), Substance Abuse Counselors ($56,500), Social Workers ($60,230), Health Care Social Workers ($71,800), Psychology Teachers ($74,460), School Psychologists ($95,780), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($103,190).
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$103,190|
|Health Care Social Workers||$71,800|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$56,500|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||$49,220|
Salaries Ranked by Washington Cities
The average salary for Forensic Psychologists in Washington is $105,640. The top cities that pay Forensic Psychologists the most is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue ($106,180).
When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay Forensic Psychologists the highest average annual salary is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue ($94,846).
The following table shows the average yearly salary range for Forensic Psychologists in each city, and the average yearly salary after being adjusted for cost-of-living in that state.
The difference column shows how much more or less purchasing power a Forensic Psychologists salary will have in that area.
|Area||Average Salary||COL Adjusted||Difference|
Salary FAQ for Washington Forensic Psychologists
City and Rural Summaries
Average Forensic Psychologists Salary: $106,180
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $94,846
Hourly Wage: $51.05
Currently Employed: 330
Cost-of-Living Index: 111.95
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Salary Report
Official Data Sources for Forensic Psychologists: Salary Data | Projected Employment | Cost of Living Data