How Much do Forensic Scientists Get Paid?

A forensic scientist usually begins his or her career at about 46K with less than 1 year experience. After 20 years of experience, the salary is around 54K. Of course as with most professions, the sector you choose to work in affects your pay. A private firm or college teaching position will only net about 26-30K, while a government position, whether state or federal, will garner you between 47-49K.