Forensic Scientist salary in the United States

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Based on 1,088 income tax records
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How much do Forensic Scientists make?
The average total salary for a Forensic Scientist is $63,500 per year. This is based on data from 1,088 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Forensic Scientist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Forensic Scientist salary can vary between $31,000 to $113,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Forensic Scientist salary by location

Forensic Scientist salary by company

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Clark County, Clark County, NV
12 income tax records
$71K – $117K
State Of Illinois, Cook County, IL
10 income tax records
$71K – $126K
State Of Washington, King County, WA
16 income tax records
$58K – $99K
Department Of Public Safety, Harris County, TX
15 income tax records
$48K – $91K
City Of Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ
12 income tax records
$41K – $97K
State Of Massachusetts, Middlesex County, MA
12 income tax records
$46K – $65K
State Of West Virginia, Kanawha County, WV
10 income tax records
$35K – $66K

Forensic Scientist demographics in United States

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51% are single
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49% are married
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39% have kids
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61% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Forensic Scientists in United States

1,088 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a forensic scientist in the United States is $63,500 per year. Forensic scientist salaries in the United States can vary between $31,000 to $113,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,088 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as forensic scientist.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for forensic scientists in the United States: Clark County ($99,500 a year), State of Illinois ($95,500 a year), and State of Washington ($76,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for forensic scientists in the United States: San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($107,500 a year), Las Vegas Metro Area, NV ($94,000 a year), and Los Angeles Metro Area, CA ($93,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.