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Average Forensic Accountant with Forensic Accounting Skills Salary

$72,130
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,925
Bonus
$2,457
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The average salary for a Forensic Accountant with Forensic Accounting skills is $72,130.
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$48k
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$72k
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$119k
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What Do Forensic Accountants Do?

Forensic Accountant Tasks
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Prepare reports and summary of findings.
  • Research, analyze and compile account histories, financial documents and transactions.
  • Utilize accounting principles, financial analysis and auditing knowledge to prepare for legal disputes or litigation.

Popular Employer Salaries for Forensic Accountant

The top respondents for the job title Forensic Accountant are from the companies Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), KPMG, LLP and EY (Ernst & Young). Reported salaries are highest at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where the average pay is $74,000. EY (Ernst & Young) pays the lowest at around $67,868.

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What Are Popular Skills for Forensic Accountants?

Skills in Fraud Investigation and Financial Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Auditing, Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Accountants?

An entry-level Forensic Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,155 based on 11 salaries. An early career Forensic Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,201 based on 98 salaries. A mid-career Forensic Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,969 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Forensic Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,244 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $95,890.
Employees with Forensic Accountant in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 17.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (8.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (36.1% less), Miami, Florida (4.0% less) and Los Angeles, California (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 209 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.3%
Early Career
46.9%
Mid Career
24.9%
Experienced
16.7%
Late Career
6.2%

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