Forensic Scientist Salary in the United States

How much does a Forensic Scientist make in the United States? The average Forensic Scientist salary in the United States is $67,810 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $59,950 and $78,333. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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$59,950 to $78,333
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Job Openings for Forensic Scientist
City of Fort Worth - Fort Worth , TX
Requisition for Forensic Scientist I-III (Biology Unit) Salary Range from: $47,826 to $74,278 annually (DOE) WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR The City of Fort Worth is recruiting for a Forensic Scientist in ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
City of Minneapolis - Minneapolis , Minnesota (MN)
... forensic scientists in the City's Crime Lab. * Remain respectful and work cooperatively with other law enforcement personnel. Portray a positive, professional image of the Minneapolis Police ... - 6 days ago
LabCorp - Saint Paul , MN
... Forensic Extraction Technologists ... Utilize your science degree / background and receive on the job training working in a fast pace ...
LabCorp - 1 day ago
... Science or Forensic Science Previous investigative experience in a regulated environment such as cGMP, ISO, Food or Safety Available to travel within the United States and Canada UPS is an equal ...
Monster - 10 days ago
eMetric LLC - San Antonio , Texas
Research Scientist (San Antonio, TX) In charge of research projects, dvlp product specs, & conduct ... forensic methods that incl response time modeling used for detecting test-takers' aberrant ...
Monster - 10 days ago
Federal Bureau of Investigation - St. Louis , Missouri
Accounting, Forensic Science, Computer Technology, Cybersecurity, Electronics, Economics, Finance, Biometrics, Encryption, Data Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer ...
Monster - 10 days ago
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Forensic Scientist in the United States. The base salary for Forensic Scientist ranges from $59,950 to $78,333 with the average base salary of $67,810. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $63,358 to $81,230 with the average total cash compensation of $70,667.

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