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The average pay for a Forensic Computer Analyst is $101,736 per year.

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$67,871 - $136,017
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Salary $67,871 - $136,017
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$67,871 - $139,163
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 15

Job Description for Forensic Computer Analyst

Forensic computer analysts are responsible for analyzing computer-based information for forensic evidence. These individuals process large amounts of data to find specific items on behalf of their organization. Tasks performed by forensic computer analysts may include handling computer hard drives and storage devices to analyze user patterns, using different computer programs to recover information from destroyed media devices, and preparing detailed reports after running computer analysis software applications, among others. These analysts must be able to work within deadlines and prioritize tasks according to their urgency.


Forensic Computer Analyst Tasks

  • Contribute to ongoing forensic system and network analysis efforts to support daily vulnerability assessments, briefs, and general computer forensic operations.
  • Coordinate with other forensic experts to ensure that current intelligence information is communicated and disseminated in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all forensic investigation activity is executed according to all federal and local law and internal standards.
  • Conduct forensic research projects on functional information systems, communication programs, and foreign network systems.

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Forensic Computer Analyst Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Salt Lake City, Utah?

Forensic Computer Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah:
"Thriving community with a beautiful view."
Pros: Vibrant city with many outdoor activities available along with a big city feel in a mid-size city community. The performing arts is comparable to New York City. The surrounding townships are welcoming with parks, shopping opportunities, schools, and housing. There is a big tech community to get involved with along the Silicon Slopes of the Salt Lake Valley. Manageable winters. Moderate cost of living. The Salt Lake City airport is active 24/7 and you can fly anywhere for a reasonable amount of money.
Cons: High paying jobs in the computer forensic field

Forensic Computer Analyst in Pompano Beach, Florida:
"I work remote, so the town isn't very relevant although it is a nice place to live."
Pros: Close to everything we need.
Cons: The hot sticky weather.

Forensic Computer Analyst in Washington:
Pros: Lots of exposure to new concepts and a lot of pressure to succeed.
Cons: Work can be the same every day and the client does not take full advantage of the skill set present.

Forensic Computer Analyst in Baltimore:
"Computer Forensic Analyst."
Pros: Working for the government exposes you to a huge organization with many opportunities. You get to interface with people and systems across a wide range of enterprises that you just would not get in the private sector.
Cons: The current fiscal environment makes it impossible to retain solid talent, combined with a hiring freeze, you will be overworked and underpaid for the work you do. Even if you impress your upper management, broader DoD policy hampers them from rewarding you. Everyone you work with will do at least 5 different jobs and approvals to do things takes weeks, making even the simplest tasks Herculean efforts.

Key Stats for Forensic Computer Analyst


17 %
83 %
20 years or more


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 33%