Forensic Scientist Salary in the US

$59,140
per year
per month
$4,930
per month
per year
Bonus
$1,200/year
Bonus
$100/month

Forensic Scientist - Average Salary

The average salary for a Forensic Scientist is $59,140 per year ($4,930 per month), which is $5,650 (+11%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Forensic Scientist can expect an average starting salary of $40,520. The highest salaries can exceed $101,450.
$40,520
Low
$59,140
Average salary
$101,450
High
$3,380
Low
$4,930
Average salary
$8,450
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$61,200
$122,450
Salary$40,520 - 101,450
Bonus$0 - 21,000
Total Pay$40,520 - 122,450
$0
$5,100
$10,200
Salary$3,380 - 8,450
Bonus$0 - 1,750
Total Pay$3,380 - 10,200

Forensic Scientist Salary Range

Low
$40,520
Average salary
$59,140
Senior
$74,610
High
$101,450
Low
$3,380
Average salary
$4,930
Senior
$6,220
High
$8,450

Forensic Scientist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Forensic Scientist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $46,740 per year. A mid level Forensic Scientist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $55,200, while a Senior Forensic Scientist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $76,490. Forensic Scientists with more than 20 years of experience earn $79,050 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Forensic Scientist

Late Career▲ +34%
Senior▲ +29%
Average Salary$59,140/year
Mid Level▼ -7%
Entry Level▼ -21%

Gender Breakdown

Female
63%
Male
37%

Forensic Scientist - Related Salaries

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