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Forensic Computer Analyst Salary

A Forensic Computer Analyst earns an average salary of $70,901 per year. A skill in Forensics 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.

$40,827 - $116,856
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$41K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,901
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$12.60 - $70.00
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$13
$25
$70
MEDIAN: $24.00
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Salary
$40,827 - $116,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
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$39,613 - $119,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 342
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $70.00  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $67.41  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
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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$39,613 - $119,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Computer Analyst

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What is it like working as a Forensic Computer Analyst?

Forensic Computer Analyst in Washington:
Pros: It has great exposure to the different aspects of DHS and the Intelligence community. A lot of valuable experience can be had with self initiative.
Cons: They do not care about me and my work. We seem to just be there and they are not investing in us or trying to keep us within the Department.

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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Experience Affects Forensic Computer Analyst Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 85%

Experienced
up arrow 45%

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Forensic Computer Analyst Salaries

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National Average
$70,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%