Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Forensic Psychologists currently employed in Louisville/Jefferson County is 50.
  • Forensic Psychologists in Louisville/Jefferson County earn an average of $101,850 per year or $48.96 per hour.
  • The percentage of Kentucky Forensic Psychologists who work in Louisville/Jefferson County is 29%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Forensic Psychologists who work in Louisville/Jefferson County is less than 1%.

Rankings for Louisville/Jefferson County

  • Ranks #1 in Kentucky for salary and #2 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #1 in Kentucky for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #22 in the nation for salary and #281 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #59 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Kentucky

Louisville/Jefferson County Forensic Psychologists earn an average of $101,850 or $48.96 per hour which is 4% more than the Kentucky average salary of $97,370.

AverageLouisville/Jefferson CountyKentucky% Difference
Hourly Wage$48.96$46.814.59%
Annual Salary$101,850$97,3704.60%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Louisville/Jefferson County Forensic Psychologists earn an average of $101,850 or $48.96 per hour which is 3% more than the U.S. average salary of $98,010.

AverageLouisville/Jefferson CountyU.S.%
Hourly Wage$48.96$47.123.90%
Annual Salary$101,850$98,0103.92%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Adjusted for Cost-of-Living

When adjusted for cost-of-living, Forensic Psychologists in Louisville/Jefferson County earns an average annual salary of $110,815 which compares to the Kentucky average annual salary of $97,370. per year.

Cost-of-living in Louisville/Jefferson County is 8% less than the Kentucky average, which means Louisville/Jefferson County residents have an overall less cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Kentucky average.

  • Kentucky average salary is $97,370.
  • Kentucky cost-of-living adjusted salary is $108,454.
  • Louisville/Jefferson County average salary is $101,850.
  • Louisville/Jefferson County cost-of-living adjusted salary is $110,815.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Louisville/Jefferson County$101,85091.91%$110,815
Kentucky$97,37089.78%$108,454
U.S.$98,010$98,010
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Ranges for Education and Experience

In Louisville/Jefferson County, 50% of Forensic Psychologists earn between $101,340 and $119,770 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Forensic Psychologists earn more than $125,060, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Forensic Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Forensic Psychologists earn under $77,480, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Forensic Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year5Under $77,480
15%2 – 4 years8$77,480 – $101,340
25%5 – 9 years12$101,340 – $107,490
25%10 – 14 years12$107,490 – $119,770
15%15 – 20 years8$107,490 – $125,060
10%20+ years5Above $125,060
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

With an average annual salary of $101,850, Louisville/Jefferson County Forensic Psychologists tend to earn less than Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($105,360).

However, Forensic Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($47,170), Substance Abuse Counselors ($48,200), Marriage and Family Therapists ($52,890), Health Care Social Workers ($58,080), Psychology Teachers ($64,820), and School Psychologists ($82,150).

TitleAnnual Salary
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$105,360
Forensic Psychologists$101,850
School Psychologists$82,150
Psychology Teachers$64,820
Health Care Social Workers$58,080
Marriage and Family Therapists$52,890
Substance Abuse Counselors$48,200
Social Workers$47,170
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Louisville/Jefferson County Forensic Psychologists

The number of Forensic Psychologists currently employed in Louisville/Jefferson County is 50.

Forensic Psychologists earn an average of $101,850 per year or $48.96 per hour in Louisville/Jefferson County.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Louisville/Jefferson County Forensic Psychologists earn an average of $110,815 per year or $53 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Louisville/Jefferson County are Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($105,360), Forensic Psychologists($101,850), School Psychologists($82,150).


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