Entry-Level Forensic Accountant Salary

Entry-Level Forensic Accountants can expect wages of $60K per year on average. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Forensic Accountants (60 percent) who completed the questionnaire. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Entry-Level Forensic Accountants like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,547 - $79,685
$43K
$60K
$80K
MEDIAN: $60,015
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$11.74 - $44.70
$12
$20
$45
MEDIAN: $20.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$42,547 - $79,685  
   
Bonus
$500 - $7,241  
Profit Sharing
$1,938  
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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$39,744 - $81,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $44.70  
   
Overtime
$18.03 - $50.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$500 - $7,241  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,938  
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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$39,744 - $81,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,201

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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Forensic Accountants, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Forensic Accountants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+15 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Atlanta and Dallas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Forensic Accountant

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Forensic Accountant Salaries


Microsoft Excel
▲2%

National Average
$60,000

Financial Analysis
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 16%