Forensic psychologists rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, forensic psychologists rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 36% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy forensic psychologists are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Hearing officer
3.5
$98k
Forensic science technician
3.4
$59k
Scientist
3.3
$70k
Transit police officer
3.2
$72k
Archivist
3.2
$54k
Police officer
3.2
$57k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are forensic psychologists happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do forensic psychologists find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as forensic psychologists?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are forensic psychologist’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are forensic psychologists making the best use of their abilities?

Are forensic psychologists happy with their salary?