Forensic Scientist Salaries in the United States

Salary estimated from 55 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: September 13, 2019
Average salary
$65,339 per year
  • Most Reported
$22,000
$131,000
Salary Distribution

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

The average salary for a Forensic Scientist is $65,339 per year in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 55 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Forensic Scientist employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Forensic Scientist is 4-6 years.
Forensic Scientist salaries by company in the United States
CompanyAverage salary
$77,048 per year
$72,562 per year
$68,542 per year
$58,110 per year
$108,255 per year
$73,170 per year
$72,565 per year
$69,712 per year
$67,004 per year
$64,369 per year
Forensic Scientist salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$65,666 per year
$108,255 per year
$49,547 per year

Forensic Scientist job openings

Forensic Scientist I
Department of State Police
Maynard, MA
Forensic Scientist I
Department of State Police
Sudbury, MA
Laboratory Technician I
Department of State Police
Maynard, MA
Laboratory Technician I
Department of State Police
Maynard, MA
Forensic Toxicologist
City & County of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Certifying Scientist
Premier Biotech Labs
Minneapolis, MN
Forensic Scientist- DNA Analyst
Signature Science, LLC
Charlottesville, VA
Trainee-Forensic Scientist 1
State of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
Chemist/Forensic Scientist - Read job description for shift description
Atlantic Diagnostic Laboratories
Bensalem, PA
Forensic DNA Examiner
Inflow-ns
Atlanta, GA
Forensic Scientist 1
State of New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM
DPS - LES - Forensic Scientist I-III SD
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Abilene, TX
Jr. Scientist (Forensic/Analytical Chemistry)
BluePath Labs
Sterling, VA
Physical Scientist (Digital Forensic Examiner/Latent Prints)
US Department of the Army
Fort Bragg, NC
Scientist II
Mission Support and Test Services
North Las Vegas, NV
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