£27,299
Avg. Salary
£10.48
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Forensic Scientist is £10.48 per hour.

The average pay for a Forensic Scientist is £27,299 per year.

£8.71
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£10.48
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£15.26
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MEDIAN £10.48
£19k
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£27k
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£46k
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MEDIAN £27,299
£19,352 - £45,789
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£27K
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MEDIAN: £27,299
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£8.71 - £15.26
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MEDIAN: £10.48
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Salary £19,352 - £45,789
Bonus £4,221
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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£19,418 - £45,454
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 85
Hourly Data £0£18
Hourly Rate £10.48
Overtime £12.00
Annual Data £0£45K
Bonus £4,221
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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£19,418 - £45,454
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Forensic Scientist

Forensic scientists use the scientific method to gather and analyze material to be used as evidence by law enforcement and in court proceedings. Forensic scientists work both in the field, where they are trained to recover potential evidence, and in the forensic laboratory, where they examine that evidence and make determinations regarding its provenance. They must always engage in research to stay up-to-date with advances in the field to produce written analyses of their findings, sometimes called Certificates of Analyses, and may be called on to testify as expert witnesses in a court of law; many also train law enforcement personnel regarding forensic evidence at crime scenes. Forensic scientists typically work for state and local governments, but may work at the federal level or for private providers of forensic services.

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Forensic Scientist Tasks
  • Collect, store, protect, and analyze physical evidence from crime scenes to aid investigation.
  • Prepare laboratory reports and may testify in court.

Forensic Scientist Job Listings

Key Stats for Forensic Scientist

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Forensic Scientist Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

National Average
₤27,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼23%

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 68%