Forensic Science Salary
Answer 1: American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Income in the forensic sciences varies greatly depending upon your degree, your actual job, where you work, and how many hours you work. You may never "get rich" but you will have a good income. You will be satisfied with your job, knowing you are contributing to justice ? keeping the good guys on the street and helping put the bad guys in jail.
Forensic scientists work different hours, depending upon what they do. Some work in forensic laboratories and work 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday. Others work out in the field on digs and may work different hours. Still others are "on call" and work after their regular shift and receive overtime or compensatory (comp) time. Essentially every branch of forensic science offers opportunities for personal growth, career advancement, and increasing financial compensation.
Forensic Science Salary Answer 2: Information posted via the forensic science Q & A page
Crime Lab Analyst I $16.75 - $21.44 /hour
Crime Scene Analyst $31.87 - $36.49 /hour
Criminalist $5,000 - $7,000 /month
Crime Lab Director $58,000 - $76,000
DNA Analyst $62,000 - $75,000
Evidence Custodian $86,400 to $144,000
Firearms Examiner $2,000 - $5,000 /month
Fingerprint Technician $30,000 to $46,000/year
Forensic Autopsy Assistant $24.04 - $29.08 /hour
Forensic Autopsy Technician $4,000 - $5,000/month
Forensic Biologist $46,000 - $64,000
Forensic Evidence Technician $4,000 - $5,000 /month
Forensic Scientist $35,000 to $52,000
Law Enforcement Training Officer $22.00/hr - $30.00/hr.
Latent Print Examiner $108,000 to $158,000
Latent Print Technician $33,000 - $50,000 /year
Toxicologist $6,000 /month.
Trace Analyst $2,000 - $3,000 /month
Answer 3: Information posted via the forensic science Q & A page
(Forensic Anthropology Salary)
A recent nationwide survey indicates the following as salary ranges:
MA/MS degree: $40-50,000
PhD degree: $60-85,000