Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Forensic Analyst is $67,084
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Analysts?
An entry-level Forensic Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,181 based on 8 salaries. An early career Forensic Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,194 based on 32 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Forensic Analysts Do?
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.
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- 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.