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Crime Scene Investigation Salaries

There are many different sub-fields of Crime Scene Investigation. CSI salaries depend on your experience and education level.

Position

Salary[1]

Crime Lab Analyst I $34,800 - $44,600
Crime Scene Analyst $66,300 - $75,900
Criminalist $60,000 - $84,000
Crime Lab Director $58,000 - $76,000
DNA Analyst $62,000 - $75,000
Evidence Custodian $86,400 - $144,000
Firearms Examiner $24,000 - $60,000
Fingerprint Technician $30,000 - $46,000
Forensic Autopsy Assistant $50,000 - $60,500
Forensic Autopsy Technician $48,000 - $60,000
Forensic Biologist $46,000 - $64,000
Forensic Evidence Technician $48,000 - $60,000
Forensic Scientist $35,000 - $52,000
Law Enforcement Trainer $45,700 - $62,400
Latent Print Examiner $108,000 - $158,000
Latent Print Technician $33,000 - $50,000
Toxicologist $72,000
Trace Analyst $24,000 - $36,000 /month

 

If you want to be part of this quickly expanding field, then your first step will be to earn your degree. Depending on your career goals, you can choose a CSI certificate program where you learn basics of evidence collection and laboratory techniques or a more advanced degree where you will take an in-depth look at forensic science—how far you go is up to you.

If you’re unsure about the time or financial commitment, consider earning your degree online. Online programs offer freedom and flexibility over more traditional campus programs.

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[1] All-About-Forensic-Science.

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