Forensic Engineer Salary

An average Forensic Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $82K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Forensic Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$54,743 - $120,659
$55K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,105
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Salary $54,743 - $120,659
Bonus $1,981 - $16,638
Profit Sharing $5,500
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$54,246 - $128,001
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 88

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Job Description for Forensic Engineer

A bachelor’s degree in civil, structural, or mechanical engineering is generally required for this position, as forensic engineers are responsible for investigating structures, components, or products that fail to function as intended. These failures may have caused personal injury and/or damage to property, and forensic engineers' findings are used primarily in civil law cases and occasionally in criminal law cases.

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Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Forensic Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Forensic Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Forensic Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Forensic Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 29 salaries. A Forensic Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $130,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Forensic Engineer

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Forensic Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$87,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Forensic Engineer Salaries

Pro/Engineer
▲62%

Engineering Design
▼0%

National Average
$87,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 8%
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