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 April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $30 and $37. 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. 

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Nucleus Healthcare - Richmond , VA
Our location in Richmond, VA currently has an opportunity for a Forensic Scientist I, Extraction (Toxicology) . In this role, you will be responsible for preparation, extraction, and sample vial ...
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Nucleus Healthcare - Richmond , VA
Forensic Certifying Scientist, Positive Our location in Richmond, VA currently has an opportunity for a Forensic Certifying Scientist I, Positive. The position of Forensic Certifying Scientist I ...
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TheDepartment of Forensic Science at Virginia Commonwealth University ( invites applications for a nine-month,full-time, non-tenure track faculty member to teach courses within thediscipline(s) of ... - 79 days ago
Do you have Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Forensic Science or a closely related field? If so, we want to speak with you! We are currently seeking a highly qualified Scientist II to join ... - 41 days ago
Sincerus Global Solutions Inc - Arlington , VA
Provide SME input and participate in the development, analysis, and evaluation of policy, processes, or systems related to forensic science, crime scene analysis and exploitation. These SOPs will be ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 23 days ago
PPD - Richmond , VA
Bachelors degree in science (biology or forensic science preferred) * Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5 years) or equivalent ...
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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 $30 to $37 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 $38 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $34.

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