Forensic Scientist Salary

How much does a Forensic Scientist make in the United States?
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$67,548 (USD)/yr

Average Base Salary

$32 (USD)/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$1,419 (USD)/yr

Average Bonus
The average forensic scientist salary in United States is $67,548 or an equivalent hourly rate of $32. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,419. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Salary by Experience

$48,515 (USD)

Entry Level Salary

$83,287 (USD)

Senior Level Salary

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