Average Forensic Scientist Salary

$58,100
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$41k
MEDIAN
$58k
90%
$97k

The average salary for a Forensic Scientist is $58,100

Base Salary
$41k - $97k
Bonus
$51 - $20k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $200
Total Pay
$39k - $93k
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What Do Forensic Scientists Do?

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

Female
63.4%
Male
35.6%
Prefer to self-define
1.0%
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Common Health Benefits

Medical

87%

Dental

73%

Vision

63%

None

10%