Criminologist

Criminologist

Criminologists study and analyse the justice system, complex crimes, and the criminals who commit them. The average salary of a Criminologist is $83,571 per annum.

It is the responsibility of a Criminologist to understand the impact of these crimes on society and contribute to policy-making.

Salary range
Average salary $73,241
salary range
$83,571
$73,241
$98,928
Source: SEEK
Projected job growth
3% by 2020
3%
2015
2020
Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Criminologist are:
NSW
NSW 22.8%
VIC
VIC 37.2%
QLD
QLD 10.8%
Source: joboutlook.gov.au

Key skills required

The top skills for a Criminologist are:
  • Analytical ability
  • Personal integrity
  • Interested in welfare and human behaviour
  • Interested in working with disadvantaged groups
Source: myfuture.edu.au
Career pathway planner
Starting out
Starting out

Learn how to analyse the psychological and social reasons people commit crimes with this criminology course.

Moving up in the industry
Moving up in the industry

Passionate about a career in criminal justice or crime prevention? Develop your skills further with a Bachelor of Criminology.

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