Forensic Psychologist Salaries in Vermont

According to the United States Department of Labor, forensic psychologists in Vermont can anticipate an employment growth rate of 5% between 2012 and 2022. By 2014, Vermont held the second highest concentration of forensic psychologists in the entire nation. That year, local employers paid forensic psychologists an average annual salary of $61,010 (average hourly wage of $29.33).

Within the state, job prospects were particularly abundant in the South Vermont nonmetropolitan area. In fact, this region held the third highest concentration of psychologists among all other nonmetropolitan locations in the country. At that time, forensic psychologists practicing here received an average annual salary of $58,310.

Experience Leads to High Forensic Psychologist Salaries in Vermont

The highest paid forensic psychologists in Vermont have gained numerous years of experience conducting research for universities and government agencies, as well as working in a clinical and therapeutic capacity in psychiatric hospitals, correctional facilities, and for Vermont’s court system. In 2014, the United States Department of Labor reported that forensic psychologists in their mid-career phase achieved a greater average annual salary of $51,400 and an average hourly wage of $24.69, while the most experienced professionals in the state were awarded an average annual salary of $82,800 and an average hourly wage of $39.82.

Regional Differences for Forensic Psychologist Salaries in Vermont

In 2014 the United States Department of Labor found forensic psychologists in the Burlington-South Burlington area earned an average annual salary of $74,060 and an average hourly wage of $35.61, while those in the Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan region received an average annual salary of $58,310 and an average hourly wage of $28.04. Still yet, forensic psychologists employed in the Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan division took home an average annual salary of $50,650 and an average hourly wage of $50,650.

The following table further explores forensic psychologist salary variations across these three regions in greater detail:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Burlington-South Burlington VT
120
74060
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
200
58310
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
90
50650