Forensic Scientists Salary

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The average yearly salary for Forensic Scientists is $54,400. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Forensic Scientists, you could expect a starting pay rate of $44,800 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 $64,000 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 Forensic Scientists Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Forensic Scientists Salary

$43,520 - $65,280

Starting Yearly Forensic Scientists Salary

$35,840 - $53,760

Top Yearly Forensic Scientists Salary

$51,200 - $76,800

Monthly Forensic Scientists Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Forensic Scientists Salary

$3,627 - $5,440

Starting Monthly Forensic Scientists Salary

$2,987 - $4,480

Top Monthly Forensic Scientists Salary

$4,267 - $6,400

Hourly Forensic Scientists Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Forensic Scientists Salary

$19 - $29

Starting Hourly Forensic Scientists Salary

$16 - $24

Top Hourly Forensic Scientists Salary

$23 - $34


Forensic Scientists Gender and Age Stats


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

National Salary Data for Forensic Scientists


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