The average salary for a Criminalist is $55,487 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.

$39,453 - $96,354
(Median)
$39K
$55K
$96K
MEDIAN: $55,487
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$39,725 - $91,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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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Experience Affects Criminalist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 33%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None:
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