Forensic Accountant Salary

A Forensic Accountant earns an average salary of $63,645 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$43,292 - $91,371
$43K
$63K
$91K
MEDIAN: $63,027
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$14.54 - $66.66
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MEDIAN: $24.79
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$0$99K
Salary $43,292 - $91,371
Bonus $518 - $14,865
Profit Sharing $975 - $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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$40,550 - $99,444
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 218
Hourly Data $0$92
Hourly Rate $14.54 - $66.66
Overtime $24.24 - $92.73
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $518 - $14,865
Profit Sharing $975 - $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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$40,550 - $99,444
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

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Job Description for Forensic Accountant

Generally, forensic accountants work for insurance companies, banks, government agencies, and police forces to detect fraudulent activities, and some run their own independent practices. Their work focuses heavily on investigating and analyzing financial evidence, and some may also assist in legal proceedings. They also serve as expert witnesses in courtroom settings and prepare visual aids as needed.

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Forensic Accountant Tasks

  • 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

Pay by Experience for a Forensic Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Forensic Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 170 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Forensic Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Forensic Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 43 salaries. A Forensic Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,353

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Key Stats for Forensic Accountant

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Forensic Accountant Salaries

Late-Career
▲58%

▲25%

▲22%

National Average
$63,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Forensic Accountant Salaries



National Average
$63,000

Accounting
▼12%

Auditing
▼13%

Financial Analysis
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 17%
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