Criminalist Salary

A Criminalist earns an average salary of $65,269 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$35,034 - $100,334
$35K
$65K
$100K
MEDIAN: $64,632
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50%
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$35,034 - $100,334  
   
Bonus
$12,750  
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$40,000 - $100,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | 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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Key Stats for Criminalist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Criminalist Salaries

Experienced
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲18%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 7%
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