Forensic DNA Analyst Salary

Forensic DNA Analysts in the United States take home approximately $48K per year on average. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. The majority of Forensic DNA Analysts claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Forensic DNA Analysts (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$34,500 - $66,113
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,880
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$8.22 - $29.80
(Median)
$8
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,500 - $66,113  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
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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$32,519 - $64,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$26.96 - $36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
   
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).
)
$32,519 - $64,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Experience Affects Forensic DNA Analyst Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 13%
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