Forensic Accountant Salary (United States)

A Forensic Accountant earns an average salary of $64,749 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Forensic Accountant Total Pay (?
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$46,198 - $112,625
(Median)
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82K
110K
MEDIAN: $64,749
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Forensic Accountant Total Pay (?
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$15.46 - $77.57
(Median)
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26
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78
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,198 - $112,625  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,318  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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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$43,986 - $121,516  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 220
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $77.57  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $76.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,318  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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).
)
$43,986 - $121,516  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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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 40%
Boston
up arrow 35%
Washington
up arrow 32%
San Francisco
up arrow 23%
New York
up arrow 14%
Philadelphia
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National Average
$68,000
Chicago
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Forensic Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 77%
Experienced
up arrow 52%
Mid-Career
up arrow 20%
National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Forensic Accountant Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 5%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%
Forensic Accounting
up arrow 2%
National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
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