How much does a Forensic Chemist make? The average Forensic Chemist salary is $51,535 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $41,265 and $65,927. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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SURVICE Engineering Company - Sterling , VA
Position Forensic Analytical Chemist (Junior Level) Location: Sterling, VA Security Clearance: Active DoD Secret and DHS Suitability preferred or eligible to obtain; U.S. citizenship required ...
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Nucleus Healthcare - Richmond , VA
Forensic Certifying Scientist, Positive Our location in Richmond, VA currently has an opportunity ... Advanced ability to understand analytical chemistry techniques and procedures * Advanced ability to ...
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Nucleus Healthcare - Richmond , VA
Our location in Richmond, VA currently has an opportunity for a Forensic Scientist I, Extraction ... Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or a related science * Ability to work ...
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Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories - Richmond , VA
... forensics, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA
LinkedIn - 33 days ago
Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories - Richmond , VA
... forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an ... Our chemists are involved in designing experiments, interpreting analytical data from LC-MS (Thermo ...
LinkedIn - 88 days ago
Nucleus Healthcare - Richmond , VA
Our location in Richmond, VA currently has an opportunity for a Forensic Scientist I, Extraction ... Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology or a related science * Ability to work ...
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Forensic Chemist Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Forensic Chemist between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of April 26, 2022. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Forensic Chemist in each city.
Click to see the salary for Forensic Chemist in these major U.S. cities.
City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $64,419
Washington, DC $57,369
Miami, FL $50,170
Chicago, IL $54,673
Boston, MA $58,064
New York, NY $61,997
Dallas, TX $51,200
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What is the average salary for Forensic Chemist in 2022?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Forensic Chemist in the United States. The base salary for Forensic Chemist ranges from $41,265 to $65,927 with the average base salary of $51,535. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $42,450 to $67,971 with the average total cash compensation of $53,051.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $51,535 $41,265 - $65,927
Bonus $1,516 $1,185 - $2,043
Total Pay $53,051 $42,450 - $67,971
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What's the difference between Chemist and Forensic Chemist?
According to our latest salary estimation on April 26, 2022. The average salary of Forensic Chemist is $51,535, and the average salary of Chemist is $61,745. The average salary of Chemist is higher than Forensic Chemist. ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
I am a Forensic Chemist, which location’s salary is higher, San Bernardino, CA or Arlington, MA?
Arlington, MA typically sees higher pay than San Bernardino, CA for Forensic Chemist. a Forensic Chemist Salary in Arlington, MA is $58,064 as of April 26, 2022; a Forensic Chemist Salary in San Bernardino, CA is $54,902 as of April 26, 2022. ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
Why does the salary of a Forensic Chemist vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for Forensic Chemist?
Salary ranges for a Forensic Chemist can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2022-04-26 salary.com )
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Last Update: April 26, 2022