Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many but not all Forensic Accountants, a key factor in salary decisions is experience; more experience generally yields higher pay. Though starting salaries approximate $62K, they climb to $81K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, workers enjoy a boost in pay; earnings increase to six figures, hovering around $103K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Forensic Accountants at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $120K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up less than 10 of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Most of respondents report one to nine years of experience.