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Forensic Accountant Salary

A Forensic Accountant earns an average salary of $64,783 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.
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$45,386 - $111,668
(Median)
$45K
$65K
$110K
MEDIAN: $64,783
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50%
90%

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$12.60 - $131.18
(Median)
$13
$25
$130
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,386 - $111,668  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,227  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,787  
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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$41,245 - $121,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $131.18  
   
Overtime
$7.00 - $75.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,227  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,787  
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).
)
$41,245 - $121,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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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.

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Experience Affects Forensic Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 81%

Experienced
up arrow 54%

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Forensic Accountant Salaries

Accounting
up arrow 5%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 5%

Forensic Accounting
0%

National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%