Criminalist Salary

The average salary for a Criminalist is $63,227 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$39,641 - $99,666
$40K
$63K
$100K
MEDIAN: $63,227
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$39,641 - $99,666  
   
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$39,809 - $98,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Criminalist

"Criminalists" are generally responsible for analyzing samples from crime scenes to help reconstruct the crime, ultimately to identify the person responsible. They are typically employed by a city, state, or county police department and work closely with both detectives and laboratory associates on criminal investigations.

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Key Stats for Criminalist

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Criminalist Salaries

Experienced
▲28%

Mid-Career
▲24%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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