Salary Report for Missouri Forensic Psychologists
Compare Missouri to U.S.
Missouri Forensic Psychologists earn an average of $97,620 which is 0% less than the national average salary of $98,010.
|Average Hourly Wage||$46.93||$47.12||-0.40%|
|Average Annual Salary||$97,620||$98,010||-0.40%|
Salary Range by Education and Experience
In Missouri, 50% of Forensic Psychologists earn between $93,080 and $113,630 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.
About 10% of Forensic Psychologists earn more than $121,530, a rate generally associated with highly educated and experienced Forensic Psychologists.
Approximately 10% of Forensic Psychologists earn under $46,760, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Forensic Psychologists.
|10%||Less than a Year||16||Under $46,760|
|15%||2 – 4 years||24||$46,760 – $93,080|
|25%||5 – 9 years||40||$93,080 – $105,960|
|25%||10 – 14 years||40||$105,960 – $113,630|
|15%||15 – 20 years||24||$105,960 – $121,530|
|10%||20+ years||16||Above $121,530|
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living
After being adjusted for cost-of-living, Forensic Psychologists in Missouri psychologists earn about $105,547 per year which is less than the average U.S. psychologist of $98,010.
Cost-of-living in Missouri is 8% less than the national average, which means Missouri residents have an overall less 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 Social Workers ($41,070), Substance Abuse Counselors ($43,270), Marriage and Family Therapists ($47,930), Health Care Social Workers ($51,340), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($72,530), School Psychologists ($81,520), and Psychology Teachers ($82,380).
|Clinical and Counseling Psychologists||$72,530|
|Health Care Social Workers||$51,340|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||$47,930|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||$43,270|
Projected Demand for Psychologists in 2030
The U.S. Department of Labor projects that in Missouri the three professions needing the most new psychologists by 2030 are Social Workers (9,480), Health Care Social Workers (6,550) and Substance Abuse Counselors (6,100).
The three professions in Missouri needing highest percentage new psychologists by 2030 are Substance Abuse Counselors (13.8%), Psychology Teachers (11.6%) and Marriage and Family Therapists (11.1%).
|Health Care Social Workers||6,240||6,550||5%||610|
|Substance Abuse Counselors||5,360||6,100||13.8%||600|
|Marriage and Family Therapists||180||200||11.1%||20|
Salaries Ranked by Missouri Cities
The average salary for Forensic Psychologists in Missouri is $97,620. The top cities that pay Forensic Psychologists the most are Kansas City ($98,810) and St. Louis ($96,990).
When adjusted for cost-of-living, the cities that pay Forensic Psychologists the highest average annual salary are Kansas City ($104,340) and St. Louis ($101,337).
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 Missouri Forensic Psychologists
City and Rural Summaries
Average Forensic Psychologists Salary: $98,810
Adjusted for Cost-of-Living: $104,340
Hourly Wage: $47.51
Currently Employed: 100
Cost-of-Living Index: 94.70
Kansas City Salary Report
Average Forensic Psychologists Salary: $96,990
Adjusted for Cost of Living: $101,337
Hourly Wage: $47
Currently Employed: 70
Cost-of-Living Index: 95.71
St. Louis Salary Report