Fellowship Salary and Benefits

Salary and Benefits

Selected fellows who accept positions with OFMHS are appointed as non-permanent Washington State employees, each as a Psychology Associate. The current salary for postdoctoral fellows is approximately $90,000, with employment benefits, holidays, and leave time. Additional benefits are listed here and include health insurance, four vacation hours and four sick leave hours accrued each bimonthly pay period, and liability coverage for onsite professional activities. Limited authorized leave time for training activities is possible, but not guaranteed. This fellowship is a one-year, full-time position with an expected work week of 40 hours. Flexible schedules are offered on an as-needed basis to accommodate travel and court deadlines. We offer a hybrid work schedule (with both in-person and work-from-home), depending on the rotation and training needs. We are happy to discuss updates to this information during the interview process.


Currently, we anticipate being able to offer up to six fellowship positions for the 2024-2025 training year, available between the Tacoma area and Spokane area locations. While the training curriculum and employment benefits remain the same regardless of location, some opportunities may vary year to year depending on both location and availability. Funding for these positions is in the budget of the sponsoring agency but a guarantee is not possible until the governor has signed the requisite budget bill.


Each fellow will have a work area and access to various forensic textbooks and resources located within the department. Each fellow will also have a desktop computer with word processing software and access to printers, email, central computing resources (e.g., patient files), and the internet.