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Forensic Specialist Salary

How much does a Forensic Specialist make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Forensic Specialist

$62,113 (USD)/yr

$30 (USD)/hr

$1,217 (USD)/yr

$61,350 (USD)/yr

$29 (USD)/hr

$1,217 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations. Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fiber, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. May testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. May serve as specialists in area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.
The average forensic specialist salary in United States is $62,113 or an equivalent hourly rate of $30. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,217. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$44,864 (USD)

$76,395 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$72,006 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Forensic Specialist will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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