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Forensic DNA Analyst Salary

The average Forensic DNA Analyst in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $48K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Forensic DNA Analysts. The vast majority (85 percent) of Forensic DNA Analysts who took the survey are female. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,786 - $65,637
(Median)
$34K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $48,156
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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
$33,786 - $65,637  
   
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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$31,243 - $64,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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).
)
$31,243 - $64,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Experience Affects Forensic DNA Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

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
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 12%
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