Forensic Scientist Salary in the United States

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 September 26, 2019, 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, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Openings for Forensic Scientist
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office - West Palm Beach , FL
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in which the major course of study was in chemical, physical, or biological science or forensic science. * Must have a minimum of three (3) years ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
DigiStream Investigations - Greenville , SC
I. - Law Enforcement - Forensic Science - Journalism - Paralegal / Legal Assistants - Security - Corporate Investigations **ONLY apply if you have availability to work any of the 7 days of the week ...
ZipRecruiter - 3 days ago
Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System - Jackson , LA
Forensic Psychologist Company Description The Psychology department at Eastern Louisiana Mental ... Science and Psychopathology laboratory (ASAP) at Louisiana State University ( ) to Psychology ... - 7 days ago
Forensic Analytical Consulting Services, - Modesto , CA
Forensic Analytical Consulting Services (FACS) is one of the largest and most diverse Industrial ... Requirements: * BS in industrial hygiene, biological, or physical science is preferred, but not ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Pharmacyclics, an Abbvie Company - Sunnyvale , CA
More than 1,200 Pharmacyclics and AbbVie research scientists, clinicians, marketing, operations and corporate professionals work in the San Francisco Bay Area. They combine their expertise in immuno ...
Pharmacyclics - 9 days ago
Aerotek - St. Louis , Missouri
This position is for a drug discovery scientist to focus on the design, development and execution of projects in cellular and molecular biology or biochemistry. Training or experience in the areas of ...
Aerotek Corporate - 7 days ago