Salary Report for District of Columbia Forensic Psychologists
District of Columbia Rankings
Compare District of Columbia to U.S.
District of Columbia Forensic Psychologists earn an average of $104,440 which is 6% more than the national average salary of $98,010.
|Type||District of Columbia||U.S.||% Difference|
|Average Hourly Wage||$50.21||$47.12||6.56%|
|Average Annual Salary||$104,440||$98,010||6.56%|
Salary Range by Education and Experience
In District of Columbia, 50% of Forensic Psychologists earn between $87,190 and $124,430 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.
About 10% of Forensic Psychologists earn more than $135,030, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced Forensic Psychologists.
Approximately 10% of Forensic Psychologists earn under $51,670, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Forensic Psychologists.
|10%||Less than a Year||24||Under $51,670|
|15%||2 – 4 years||36||$51,670 – $87,190|
|25%||5 – 9 years||60||$87,190 – $105,300|
|25%||10 – 14 years||60||$105,300 – $124,430|
|15%||15 – 20 years||36||$105,300 – $135,030|
|10%||20+ years||24||Above $135,030|
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
After being adjusted for cost-of-living, Forensic Psychologists in District of Columbia psychologists earn about $93,702 per year which is more than the average U.S. psychologist of $98,010.
Cost-of-living in District of Columbia is 11% higher than the national average, which means District of Columbia 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
With an average annual salary of $104,440, District of Columbia Forensic Psychologists tend to earn less than Psychology Teachers ($105,510).
However, Forensic Psychologists tend to earn more than Substance Abuse Counselors ($64,920), Social Workers ($70,340), Health Care Social Workers ($87,000), School Psychologists ($96,120), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($99,890).
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$99,890|
|Health Care Social Workers||$87,000|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$64,920|
Projected Demand for Psychologists in 2030
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that in District of Columbia the three professions needing the most new psychologists by 2030 are Social Workers (2,450), Substance Abuse Counselors (1,270) and Forensic Psychologists (670).
The three professions in District of Columbia needing highest percentage new psychologists by 2030 are Substance Abuse Counselors (21%), Social Workers (13.4%) and Psychology Teachers (11.8%).
|Substance Abuse Counselors||1,050||1,270||21%||130|
|Health Care Social Workers||400||430||7.5%||40|
Salaries Ranked by District of Columbia Cities
The average salary for Forensic Psychologists in District of Columbia is $104,440. The top cities that pay Forensic Psychologists the most is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria ($110,250).
When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay Forensic Psychologists the highest average annual salary is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria ($98,852).
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 District of Columbia Forensic Psychologists
City and Rural Summaries
Average Forensic Psychologists Salary: $110,250
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $98,852
Hourly Wage: $53.01
Currently Employed: 670
Cost-of-Living Index: 111.53
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Salary Report