Forensic Engineer Salary

For Forensic Engineers, yearly average wages total $85K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. For the most part, Forensic Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (88 percent) of Forensic Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$58,912 - $123,354
$59K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,143
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$38.88 - $66.13
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,912 - $123,354  
   
Bonus
$1,973 - $19,832  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$59,033 - $135,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$45.00  
   
Overtime
$43.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,973 - $19,832  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$59,033 - $135,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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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
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Forensic Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

Experienced
▲10%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Forensic Engineer Salaries

Pro/Engineer
▲58%

National Average
$89,000

Engineering Design
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 10%
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