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

73 salaries reported, updated at April 9, 2021
$63,706
per year

The average salary for a forensic scientist is $63,706 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Professional development assistance
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Most common benefits for Forensic Scientists

  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Professional development assistance
  • Childcare
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Wellness program
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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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