Criminalist Salary

The average salary for a Criminalist is $53,745 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$35,479 - $83,191
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,744
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$9.21 - $63.62
(Median)
$9
$29
$64
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,479 - $83,191  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,583  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,204 - $96,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$9.21 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$43.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,583  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,204 - $96,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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