A Forensic Accountant earns an average salary of $64,568 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Forensic Accountant Total Pay (?
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$45,350 - $110,720
(Median)
45K
65K
82K
110K
MEDIAN: $64,568
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Forensic Accountant Total Pay (?
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$14.90 - $60.40
(Median)
15
29
46
60
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,350 - $110,720  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,189  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,135  
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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$44,281 - $121,596  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $60.40  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $76.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,189  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,135  
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).
)
$44,281 - $121,596  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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Job Description for Forensic Accountant
  • Research, analyze and compile account histories, financial documents and transactions.
  • Utilize accounting principles, financial analysis and auditing knowledge to prepare for legal disputes or litigation.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Prepare reports and summary of findings.
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Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Accountant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
up arrow 41%
San Francisco
up arrow 24%
Boston
up arrow 18%
New York
up arrow 18%
Washington
up arrow 14%
Philadelphia
up arrow 5%
National Average
$68,000
Chicago
up arrow 12%
Atlanta
up arrow 17%
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Experience Affects Forensic Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 82%
Experienced
up arrow 55%
Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
$68,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Forensic Accountant Salaries

Forensic Accounting
up arrow 3%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 2%
National Average
$68,000
Accounting
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%
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