The average salary for a Forensic Engineer is $84,973.
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Job Description for Forensic Engineer
A bachelor’s degree in civil, structural, or mechanical engineering is generally required for this position, as forensic engineers are responsible for investigating structures, components, or products that fail to function as intended. These failures may have caused personal injury and/or damage to property, and forensic engineers' findings are used primarily in civil law cases and occasionally in criminal law cases. Those in this position must be honest and provide objective and unbiased exper…Read more
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Popular Skills for Forensic Engineer
Skills in Engineering Design, Technical Writing, Technical Analysis and Pro/Engineer are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Forensics.
Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Engineer
An entry-level Forensic Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,770 based on 11 salaries. An early career Forensic Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,221 based on 55 salaries. A mid-career Forensic Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,955 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Forensic Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,919 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $121,356.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Forensic Engineer in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 15.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (14.9% more) and New York, New York (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (30.6% less), Miami, Florida (9.4% less) and Denver, Colorado (4.4% less).
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