FORENSIC SCIENTIST SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
$38,000
Min 10%
$80,000
Median 50%
$168,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
State of New York
Highest Paying City
Lakewood, CO
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Average Experience Level
4.1 years
How much does a forensic scientist make?
Forensic Scientists in America make, on average, $80,643 a year or $38.77 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $38,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $168,000. The most abundant employment opportunities for Forensic Scientists are in Finance companies and Health Care companies. The top 5 states when it comes to Forensic Scientist salaries are North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, and Minnesota. The typical employment in the position spans 4.1 years.

Average Forensic Scientist Salary By Company

Forensic Scientist jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Finance companies and Health Care companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. State of New York and Quest Diagnostics are the highest paying companies. Companies like Pacific Architects and Engineers and AMERICAN SYSTEMS also pay high salaries to their Forensic Scientists.

Average Forensic Scientist Salary By Location

Across America, Forensic Scientists make on average $80,643 annually or $38.77 hourly. Lakewood, CO reports the highest annual salary for Forensic Scientists at 164,124. The average entry-level salary in Lakewood, CO is $105,000. Some of the states with the best Forensic Scientist salaries are North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wyoming, and Vermont. New York, New Jersey, Oregon, California, and Florida have the lowest reported salaries for Forensic Scientists.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Lakewood, CO
$164,124
2
Little Rock, AR
$147,187
3
Shawnee, KS
$145,377
4
Roanoke, VA
$139,805
5
Albany, NY
$138,815

Average Forensic Scientist Salary By Industry

Wages for Forensic Scientists can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Health Care companies, Technology companies, and Non Profits companies tend to have the highest salaries for Forensic Scientists. Health Care companies pay their Forensic Scientists the highest wages, averaging $93,177 per year. Technology companies and Non Profits companies pay well too, at $70,902 and $70,099, respectively. At $68,792, the average salary for Forensic Scientists in the Finance industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Health Care
$93,177
2
Technology
$70,902
3
Non Profits
$70,099
4
Finance
$68,792

RECENTLY ADDED Forensic Scientist SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Virginia.gov
Forensic Scientist
10/31/2019
$44,472
State of Virginia
Forensic Scientist
10/30/2019
$44,472
State of North Carolina
Forensic Scientist
10/28/2019
$42,780
Forensic Scientist
10/24/2019
$44,472
Maryland Government Jobs
Forensic Scientist
10/23/2019
$68,218
Washington State
Forensic Scientist
10/23/2019
$77,952
Forensic Scientist
10/17/2019
$73,560
State of North Carolina
Forensic Scientist
09/28/2019
$42,780
State of New York
Forensic Scientist
09/19/2019
$45,455
New York State Civil Service
Forensic Scientist
09/19/2019
$45,455
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