The average salary for a Forensic Scientist in South Africa is R269,370.
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Job Description for Forensic Scientist
Forensic scientists use the scientific method to gather and analyze material to be used as evidence by law enforcement and in court proceedings. Forensic scientists work both in the field, where they are trained to recover potential evidence, and in the forensic laboratory, where they examine that evidence and make determinations regarding its provenance. They must always engage in research to stay up-to-date with advances in the field to produce written analyses of their findings, sometimes cal…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Forensic Scientist
Skills in Forensics, Forensic Toxicology and DNA are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Scientist
An entry-level Forensic Scientist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R245,963 based on 5 salaries. An early career Forensic Scientist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R254,030 based on 33 salaries. A mid-career Forensic Scientist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R307,075 based on 11 salaries.
Years of Experience
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