How much does a Forensic Engineer make in the United States? The average Forensic Engineer salary in the United States is $85,801 as of June 28, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $73,220 and $99,938. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $73,220 10% $61,765 90% $112,810 75% $99,938 $85,801 50%(Median)
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What is a Forensic Engineer ?

Forensic engineering has been defined as "the investigation of failures - ranging from serviceability to catastrophic - which may lead to legal activity, including both civil and criminal". It therefore includes the investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail or do not operate or function as intended, causing personal injury, damage to property or economic loss. The consequences of failure may give rise to action under either criminal or civil law including but not limited to health and safety legislation, the laws of contract and/or product liability and the...

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Job Openings for Forensic Engineer
ManTech International Corporation - Chantilly , VA
Help engineer, design, and implement solutions for enhancing the existing infrastructure, as well ... Knowledge in Forensic examinations of High Priority Digital Media in some or all of the subject ...
Glassdoor - 72 days ago
Dark Wolf Solutions - Herndon , VA
Dark Wolf Solutions is looking for a Computer Forensic Software Engineer to apply their forensic skills and mindset to a critical mission assessing hardware and software platforms for potential ...
Glassdoor - 76 days ago
PAE Incorporated - Fort Belvoir , VA
Bachelor's Degree in Digital Forensic Science, Computer Science / Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Mathematics, Criminal Justice, or related field, AND * 7 years ...
Appcast Agency - 1 day ago
Using hashing algorithms to validate forensic images * Working with mentor to identify and ... Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering or related degree. Two ...
Glassdoor - 1 day ago
Required Education: BS Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering or related degree; or HS Diploma and 10+ years of host or digital forensics experience Desired Certifications: * GCFA ...
Glassdoor - 9 days ago
ManTech International Corporation - Chantilly , VA
... Engineer to join our team in Chantilly, Virginia. Candidate must be experienced in several areas ... Experience using EnCase, X-Ways, FTK, and Open Source methods and tools to perform Malware/Forensic ...
Glassdoor - 26 days ago

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