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Forensic Scientist salary in United States

How much does a Forensic Scientist make in the United States?

Average base salary

$61,624

The average salary for a forensic scientist is $61,624 per year in the United States. 86 salaries reported, updated at June 24, 2022.

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Top companies for Forensic Scientists in United States

  1. Department of Forensic Sciences
    3.5star
    8 reviews5 salaries reported
    $109,516per year
  2. $90,649per year
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Highest paying cities for Forensic Scientists in United States

  1. Fort Gillem, GA
    $90,230 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Manassas, VA
    $72,981 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Scottsdale, AZ
    $72,593 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Seattle, WA
    $70,499 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $67,300 per year
    50 salaries reported
  3. Richmond, VA
    $67,000 per year
    10 salaries reported
  1. Meridian, ID
    $62,787 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Anchorage, AK
    $60,288 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Lenexa, KS
    $54,739 per year
    5 salaries reported
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 53 ratings

57% of Forensic Scientists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Forensic Technician

166 job openings

Average $33,839 per year

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