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What is the average salary for Forensic Science Technicians in the United States?

Forensic Science Technicians earn an average hourly wage of $28.18. Hourly wages typically start from $16.16 and go up to $43.94. Forensic Science Technicians earn an average salary of $58,610 per year. Salaries typically start from $33,610 and go up to $91,400.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Forensic Science Technician job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Highest

The top 10% of Forensic Science Technicians in the United States earn:

$43.94 an hour $91,400 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Forensic Science Technicians in the United States earn:

$34.72 an hour $72,230 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Forensic Science Technicians in the United States earn:

$26.61 an hour $55,360 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Forensic Science Technicians in the United States earn:

$20.15 an hour $41,900 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Forensic Science Technicians in the United States earn:

$16.16 an hour $33,610 per year

Historical salary for Forensic Science Technicians in the United States

Forensic Science Technician salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Illinois $39.53 $82,210 # 1
Forensic Science Technician Salary in District of Columbia $37.54 $78,090 # 2
Forensic Science Technician Salary in California $36.00 $74,880 # 3
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Nevada $33.80 $70,300 # 4
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Massachusetts $33.19 $69,040 # 5
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Virginia $32.05 $66,660 # 6
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Maryland $31.63 $65,800 # 7
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Connecticut $31.55 $65,620 # 8
Forensic Science Technician Salary in New Hampshire $30.85 $64,160 # 9
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Iowa $30.42 $63,270 # 10
Forensic Science Technician Salary in New York $30.29 $63,000 # 11
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Colorado $29.71 $61,790 # 12
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Oregon $29.43 $61,220 # 13
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Wyoming $28.60 $59,480 # 14
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Washington $28.53 $59,340 # 15
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Ohio $28.20 $58,650 # 16
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Michigan $28.18 $58,610 # 17
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Montana $27.96 $58,170 # 18
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Indiana $27.36 $56,900 # 19
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Hawaii $27.27 $56,720 # 20
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Alabama $27.20 $56,580 # 21
Forensic Science Technician Salary in New Jersey $27.03 $56,220 # 22
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Oklahoma $26.52 $55,170 # 23
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Wisconsin $26.45 $55,020 # 24
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Arizona $26.40 $54,920 # 25
Forensic Science Technician Salary in New Mexico $26.01 $54,100 # 26
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Minnesota $25.59 $53,230 # 27
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Nebraska $24.94 $51,870 # 28
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Mississippi $24.91 $51,810 # 29
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Tennessee $24.87 $51,730 # 30
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Delaware $24.66 $51,290 # 31
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Pennsylvania $24.01 $49,950 # 32
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Kansas $23.62 $49,130 # 33
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Idaho $23.33 $48,530 # 34
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Missouri $23.26 $48,390 # 35
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Texas $22.92 $47,680 # 36
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Utah $22.72 $47,250 # 37
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Florida $22.68 $47,180 # 38
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Louisiana $22.29 $46,360 # 39
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Georgia $22.20 $46,170 # 40
Forensic Science Technician Salary in South Dakota $22.09 $45,950 # 41
Forensic Science Technician Salary in North Carolina $21.79 $45,320 # 42
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Maine $21.12 $43,920 # 43
Forensic Science Technician Salary in West Virginia $20.50 $42,640 # 44
Forensic Science Technician Salary in South Carolina $20.47 $42,580 # 45
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Kentucky $19.64 $40,850 # 46
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Arkansas $19.25 $40,040 # 47
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics