Forensic Accountant Salary in the US

$68,614
per year
per month
$5,720
per month
per year

Forensic Accountant - Average Salary

The average salary for a Forensic Accountant is $68,614 per year ($5,720 per month), which is $15,124 (+28%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Forensic Accountant can expect an average starting salary of $30,405. The highest salaries can exceed $87,699.
$30,405
Low
$68,614
Average salary
$87,699
High
$2,530
Low
$5,720
Average salary
$7,310
High

Forensic Accountant Salary Range

Low
$30,405
Average salary
$68,614
Senior
$81,379
High
$87,699
Low
$2,530
Average salary
$5,720
Senior
$6,780
High
$7,310
Among Forensic Accountants in the US, entry level forensic accounting positions tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced and skilled professionals like Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and Forensic Accountants working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) enjoy the highest salaries.

Forensic Accountant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Certified Forensic Accountant$95K/year
+39% 
FBI Forensic Accountant$83K/year
+21% 

Forensic Accountant - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Forensic Accountant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $35,000 per year. A mid level Forensic Accountant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $63,000, while a Senior Forensic Accountant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $81,300. Forensic Accountants with more than 20 years of experience earn $85,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Forensic Accountant

Late Career▲ +24%
Senior▲ +18%
Average Salary$68,614/year
Mid Level▼ -8%
Entry Level▼ -49%

Gender Breakdown

Female
34%
Male
66%

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Forensic Accountant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Forensic Accountant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Forensic Accountant

How much does a Forensic Accountant make in the US?
A Forensic Accountant in the US earns an average of $68,614 gross per year, which is about $5,720 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Forensic Accountant updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Forensic Accountant in the US?
The starting salary of a Forensic Accountant in the US is around $30,405 gross per year. Entry level forensic accounting positions usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Forensic Accountant in the US?
The highest salary of a Forensic Accountant in the US can reach and exceed $87,699 gross per year. Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and Forensic Accountants working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) usually have the highest salaries.
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