The average pay for a Forensic Analyst is £22.50 per hour.
The average pay for a Forensic Analyst is £24,658 per year.
|Salary||£17,452 - £59,249|
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|£17,747 - £70,535|
Job Description for Forensic Analyst
A forensic analyst uses a variety of scientific and analytical approaches to aid in criminal investigations. An analyst may be assigned to teams who arrive at crime scenes shortly after they are discovered. Other analysts are primarily laboratory technicians and scientists who work to examine samples to derive useful information for investigators. In smaller police departments, the forensic analyst may perform both duties, assisting in both evidence gathering and research and analysis.Read More...
The analyst performs intensive scientific study to uncover evidence that can be used in criminal investigation and prosecution. Forensic analysts who work as part of on-site analytical and collection teams utilize a variety of data collection methods to document the scene. They photograph the area from a variety of angles, as well as find usable samples to examine in a laboratory setting; these samples are carefully collected for processing according to protocols and best practices. In a laboratory setting, a forensic analyst uses a variety of examination techniques and procedures to find usable evidence that can be utilized by investigators and criminologists.
Forensic analysts typically need a relevant educational background, with many holding postgraduate degrees in the field. Forensic analysts typically start their careers in laboratory work assisting lead analysts before being promoted. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Offer expert testimony in legal proceedings.
- Provide written and oral reports.
- Perform analytical calculations.
- Analyze and test samples.
- Design and run a variety of analytical tests.
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