Benchmark Salary Information

  • The number of Forensic Psychologists currently employed in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land is 180.
  • Forensic Psychologists in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land earn an average of $105,420 per year or $50.68 per hour.
  • The percentage of Texas Forensic Psychologists who work in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land is 21%.
  • The percentage of U.S. Forensic Psychologists who work in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land is 1%.

Rankings for Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land

  • Ranks #1 in Texas for salary and #5 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #2 in Texas for the number of psychologists employed.
  • Ranks #13 in the nation for salary and #79 when adjusted for cost-of-living.
  • Ranks #14 in the nation for the number of psychologists employed.

Compared to Texas

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Forensic Psychologists earn an average of $105,420 or $50.68 per hour which is 3% more than the Texas average salary of $101,680.

AverageHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTexas% Difference
Hourly Wage$50.68$48.893.66%
Annual Salary$105,420$101,6803.68%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Compared to the U.S.

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Forensic Psychologists earn an average of $105,420 or $50.68 per hour which is 7% more than the U.S. average salary of $98,010.

AverageHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandU.S.%
Hourly Wage$50.68$47.127.56%
Annual Salary$105,420$98,0107.56%
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 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land earns an average annual salary of $105,346 which compares to the Texas average annual salary of $101,680. per year.

Cost-of-living in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land is 0% higher than the Texas average, which means Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land residents have an overall higher cost for food, housing, utilities and transportation compared to Texas average.

  • Texas average salary is $101,680.
  • Texas cost-of-living adjusted salary is $102,150.
  • Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land average salary is $105,420.
  • Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land cost-of-living adjusted salary is $105,346.
LocationAverage Annual WageCost of LivingAdjusted COL Wage
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land$105,420100.07%$105,346
Texas$101,68099.54%$102,150
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 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, 50% of Forensic Psychologists earn between $98,030 and $123,590 a year, depending on factors such as level of education, experience, location and place of employment.

About 10% of Forensic Psychologists earn more than $130,670, which is a rate for highly skilled, experienced and educated Forensic Psychologists.

Approximately 10% of Forensic Psychologists earn under $52,960, a rate generally reserved for less experienced or entry level Forensic Psychologists.

PercentExperienceEmployedAnnual Salary
10%Less than a Year18Under $52,960
15%2 – 4 years27$52,960 – $98,030
25%5 – 9 years45$98,030 – $109,470
25%10 – 14 years45$109,470 – $123,590
15%15 – 20 years27$109,470 – $130,670
10%20+ years18Above $130,670
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

Salary Compared to Related Professions

Forensic Psychologists tend to earn more than Social Workers ($50,530), Substance Abuse Counselors ($50,840), Marriage and Family Therapists ($58,550), Health Care Social Workers ($65,140), School Psychologists ($73,770), Psychology Teachers ($78,930), and Clinical and Counseling Psychologists ($85,720).

TitleAnnual Salary
Forensic Psychologists$105,420
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists$85,720
Psychology Teachers$78,930
School Psychologists$73,770
Health Care Social Workers$65,140
Marriage and Family Therapists$58,550
Substance Abuse Counselors$50,840
Social Workers$50,530
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce – 2022*

FAQ for Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Forensic Psychologists

The number of Forensic Psychologists currently employed in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land is 180.

Forensic Psychologists earn an average of $105,420 per year or $50.68 per hour in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land.

When adjusted for Cost of Living in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Forensic Psychologists earn an average of $105,346 per year or $51 per hour.

The types of psychologists that are paid the highest annual salary in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land are Forensic Psychologists($105,420), Clinical and Counseling Psychologists($85,720), Psychology Teachers($78,930).


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