Forensic Computer Analyst Salary

A Forensic Computer Analyst earns an average salary of $68,967 per year. A skill in Computer Security is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$41,254 - $115,944
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MEDIAN: $68,967
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$16.00 - $50.62
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$41,254 - $115,944  
   
Bonus
$1,468 - $20,426  
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$40,618 - $117,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $50.62  
   
Overtime
$33.95 - $74.50  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,468 - $20,426  
   
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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$40,618 - $117,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for Forensic Computer Analyst

Forensic computer analysts are responsible for analyzing computer-based information for forensic evidence. These individuals process large amounts of data to find specific items on behalf of their organization. Tasks performed by forensic computer analysts may include handling computer hard drives and storage devices to analyze user patterns, using different computer programs to recover information from destroyed media devices, and preparing detailed reports after running computer analysis software applications, among others. These analysts must be able to work within deadlines and prioritize tasks according to their urgency.

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Forensic Computer Analyst Tasks

  • Contribute to ongoing forensic system and network analysis efforts to support daily vulnerability assessments, briefs, and general computer forensic operations.
  • Coordinate with other forensic experts to ensure that current intelligence information is communicated and disseminated in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all forensic investigation activity is executed according to all federal and local law and internal standards.
  • Conduct forensic research projects on functional information systems, communication programs, and foreign network systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Computer Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Forensic Computer Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Forensic Computer Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 165 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Forensic Computer Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Forensic Computer Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 49 salaries. A Forensic Computer Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 6 salaries.

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National Average: $69,262

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Q: What is it like working as a Forensic Computer Analyst?

Forensic Computer Analyst in Baltimore:
"Computer Forensic Analyst."
Pros: Working for the government exposes you to a huge organization with many opportunities. You get to interface with people and systems across a wide range of enterprises that you just would not get in the private sector.
Cons: The current fiscal environment makes it impossible to retain solid talent, combined with a hiring freeze, you will be overworked and underpaid for the work you do. Even if you impress your upper management, broader DoD policy hampers them from rewarding you. Everyone you work with will do at least 5 different jobs and approvals to do things takes weeks, making even the simplest tasks Herculean efforts.

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Key Stats for Forensic Computer Analyst

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Forensic Computer Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
▲59%

▲44%

▲29%

National Average
$69,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Forensic Computer Analyst Salaries


Data Analysis
▲6%

▲5%

National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 10%