The average Forensic DNA Analyst in the United States earns approximately $50K per year. The vast majority of Forensic DNA Analysts (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,065 - $70,976
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$50K
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MEDIAN: $50,090
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$36,065 - $70,976  
   
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$32,931 - $72,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$18.00  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$32,931 - $72,914  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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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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Key Stats for Forensic DNA Analyst

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %
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Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Forensic DNA Analyst Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
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National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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