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Forensic Scientist Salary
in Seattle, Washington

$75,587 (USD)

Average Salary

$36/hr

Average Hourly

$1,587

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Forensic Scientist is $75,587 a year and $36 an hour in Seattle, Washington, United States. The average salary range for a Forensic Scientist is between $54,289 and $93,198. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Forensic Scientist. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Seattle, Washington.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Investigates crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence.
  • Applies scientific principles to analysis, identification, and classification of devices, chemical and physical substances, materials, liquids, or other physical evidence related to criminology, law enforcement, or investigative work.
  • Searches for, secures, photographs, and preserves evidence.
  • Performs variety of analytical examinations, utilizing chemistry, physics, mechanics, and other sciences.
Forensic Scientist Job Prevalence in Seattle, Washington, United States

Job family: Sociologists

Job family population: 2,770

Estimated population of Forensic Scientist jobs: 1,145

Rate of error: 5.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$87,626
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

About Seattle, Washington

Seattle Cost of Living Score:

Description: Seattle ( (listen) see-AT-əl) is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 744,955 residents as of 2018, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle...

Forensic Scientist Job Listings for Seattle, Washington

Scientist
Jun 6
Redmond, WA, USA
Microsoft
We are looking for a scientist to join our research team. You will be part of a group that uses the latest engineering practices, works on cutting-edge technologies, and faces complex problems in ...
Scientist
Apr 25
Seattle, WA, USA
Biodesix, Inc.
The Scientist is part of the laboratory team responsible for method development and validation. The Scientist will work with complex methodology and laboratory equipment in a regulated environment ...
Senior Applied ML Scientist
May 21
Redmond, WA, USA
Microsoft
We are looking for an Applied Machine Learning Scientist with strong analytical and development skills to join our expanding team. The most successful candidates will have several years of real-world ...
Senior Quantum Solution Scientist
Jun 6
Redmond, WA, USA
Microsoft
Degree or equivalent in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or physics * Thought leadership in at least one area in quantum computing, including (but not restricted to) quantum algorithms ...
Applied ML Scientist
May 15
Redmond, WA, USA
Microsoft
We are looking for an Applied Machine Learning Scientist with strong analytical and development skills to join our expanding team. The most successful candidates will have several years of real-world ...
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