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Forensic DNA Analyst Salary

Pay for Forensic DNA Analysts in the United States sits in the ballpark of $48K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Forensic DNA Analysts who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. Most Forensic DNA Analysts like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,584 - $65,945
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,591
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50%
90%

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$8.29 - $29.59
(Median)
$8
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$33,584 - $65,945  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
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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$31,120 - $64,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.29 - $29.59  
   
Overtime
$26.96 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
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).
)
$31,120 - $64,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Experience Affects Forensic DNA Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 10%