Forensic Accountant Salary in the United States

How much does a Forensic Accountant make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Forensic Accountant in the United States is $34 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $29 and $39. Hourly rate 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

What is a Forensic Accountant?

Forensic accountants are experienced auditors, accountants, and investigators of legal and financial documents that are hired to look into possible suspicions of fraudulent activity within a company; or are hired by a company who may just want to prevent fraudulent activities from occurring. They also provide services in areas such as accounting, antitrust, damages, analysis, valuation, and general consulting. Forensic accountants have also been used in divorces, bankruptcy, insurance claims, personal injury claims, fraudulent claims, construction, royalty audits, and tracking terrorism by inv...

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Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Forensic Accountant in the United States. The average hourly rate for Forensic Accountant ranges from $29 to $39 with the average hourly pay of $34. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $31 to $41 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $35.

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Job Openings for Forensic Accountant
HRUCKUS - 20009 , District of Columbia
Veteran Owned Firm Seeking Certified Forensic Accountant for Contract to Hire Roles in Washington, DC My name is Stephen Hrutka and I am the owner of a Veteran-owned firm in Washington, DC focused on ...
Resume-Library - 6 days ago
If you are a polished, enthusiastic, entrepreneurially-minded forensic accountant who is looking for a home where your talent will be nurtured and appreciated, this could be the role for you
Postings.com - 9 days ago
Ideal candidates will have a skillset in representing taxpayers before the IRS in audits, tax disputes, and collections; preparation of tax returns; forensic accounting; and litigation support. The ...
LinkedIn - 6 days ago
Integrated Builders Group - El Dorado Hills , CA
Project accounting analysis and forensic accounting as requested Requirements * Associates degree in accounting or equivalent bookkeeping experience * Demonstrated proficiency in QuickBooks; Procore ...
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago
CPA Firm - Livingston , NJ
Requirements: · 3+ years of recent experience in accounting and audit, forensic investigations, or litigation support. · CPA, CFE, CVA, ABV certifications preferred. · The candidate must have ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
ShindelRock - Novi , MI
Interns can expect to be exposed to a wide range of public accounting functions, including audit, tax, and forensic accounting. Our interns are vital members of our team--no long days sorting ...
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago