Criminalist Salary

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The average yearly salary for Criminalist is $60,350. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Criminalist, you could expect a starting pay rate of $49,700 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $71,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Criminalist Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Criminalist Salary

$48,280 - $72,420

Starting Yearly Criminalist Salary

$39,760 - $59,640

Top Yearly Criminalist Salary

$56,800 - $85,200

Monthly Criminalist Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Criminalist Salary

$4,023 - $6,035

Starting Monthly Criminalist Salary

$3,313 - $4,970

Top Monthly Criminalist Salary

$4,733 - $7,100

Hourly Criminalist Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Criminalist Salary

$22 - $32

Starting Hourly Criminalist Salary

$18 - $27

Top Hourly Criminalist Salary

$25 - $38


Criminalist Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Criminalist age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Criminalist are male in the United States, and 51% of the Criminalist are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Criminalist


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