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Forensic Psychology Schools In Illinois

Illinois has is only one accredited forensic psychology school where forensic psychology faculty who teach forensic psychology classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of forensic psychology and forensic psychology training in Illinois, which includes forensic psychology training at the forensic psychology masters degree level.


  1. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago

    325 N Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Forensic Psychology Employment

Illinois 4,750
National 111,390

Of all of the forensic psychology professionals that work in the US, approximately 4% work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Forensic psychology professionals In Illinois

5,330 5,070 4,700 4,170 4,750
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Forensic Psychology is a shrinking field in Illinois. There were 580 less forensic psychology professionals working in Illinois in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of forensic psychology has shrunk by 11% in Illinois. This is faster than the trend for forensic psychology professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of forensic psychology professionals has grown by 6% between 2006 and 2010.

Forensic Psychology VS. All Professions salaries in Illinois

$72,195 $72,215 $76,695 $77,845 $81,255
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Psychology
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to forensic psychology professionals are growing in Illinois. Forensic psychology professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $72,195 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $81,255 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Forensic psychology professionals in Illinois

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, forensic psychology professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 204% pay differential between the highest paid forensic psychology professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of forensic psychology in Illinois.

Average Salaries for Forensic psychology professionals and related professions in Illinois

Clinical Psychology
Criminal Justice
Forensic Psychology
Forensic Science

In Illinois, forensic psychology professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Forensic Psychology programs available for each degree type for all schools in Illinois


As the number of forensic psychology professionals is decreasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the only accredited forensic psychology school in Illinois state is increasing. In 2006, 69 students graduated from forensic psychology courses in Illinois. And in 2010, 166 students graduated.

This represents a 141% increase in the number of forensic psychology degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a master's degree in forensic psychology.

Forensic Psychology Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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