Forensic DNA Analyst Salary

Median pay for Forensic DNA Analysts in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49K annually. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Forensic DNA Analysts are female. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Forensic DNA Analysts — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,392 - $84,000
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$49K
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MEDIAN: $49,144
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$12.82 - $35.80
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Salary $37,392 - $84,000
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$34,028 - $77,106
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $12.82 - $35.80
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$77K
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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$34,028 - $77,106
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Forensic DNA Analyst

A forensic DNA analyst is a scientist that plays an important role in criminal investigations. The DNA analyst can generally divide his or her work into two processes. First, he or she conducts chemical and genetic analysis on samples provided by police and crime scene investigators. After completing this initial phase, the analyst uses the findings to create a genetic profile of the person or persons who fit within the DNA findings. These findings are usually enumerated in a report for investigators, and the analyst may be required to testify about their contents at a trial. Throughout all processes, the forensic DNA analyst works to ensure that all custody procedures are documented and carefully followed, in order to prevent contamination.

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Forensic DNA Analyst Job Listings

Key Stats for Forensic DNA Analyst

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Forensic DNA Analyst Salaries

Mid-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None:
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