How much does a Forensic Scientist make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Forensic Scientist in the United States is $33 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $29 and $38. 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. 

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Peraton - Chantilly , VA
Bachelors or equivalent work experience in Computer Science, Forensic Science or related fields * 4 years conducting digital forensics on a variety of media, including Windows, OS X, Linux, Android ...
Peraton - 67 days ago
WILL Technology, Inc. - Quantico , VA
In this role, the Physical Scientist is responsible for laboratory processing and documenting firearms evidence forensic evidence services to ensure the proper classification guidelines are followed
Lensa - 84 days ago
Leidos - Alexandria , VA
The Defense group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Geophysics Scientist to work in Springfield, VA on the RECON project, in support of the NGA's Research Directorate. This is an exciting ...
Appcast Agency - 52 days ago
CorTech LLC - Richmond , VA
Caliper, A Cor-Tech, Company, provides temporary staffing and is currently hiring for a Scientist I position for a client located in Richmond, VA. This position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4 ...
CorTech - 32 days ago
Aerospace Corporation - Chantilly , VA
Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally. Responsibilities Join our ...
Dice.com - 12 days ago
Leidos - Alexandria , VA
The Defense group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Spectral Research Scientist to work in Springfield, VA on the RECON project, in support of the NGA's Research Directorate. This is an ...
Appcast Agency - 61 days ago
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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 Scientist in the United States. The average hourly rate for Forensic Scientist ranges from $29 to $38 with the average hourly pay of $33. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $31 to $40 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $35.

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