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How much does a Forensic Science Technician make in the United States?

Average Forensic Science Technician Hourly Wage in the United States

Forensic Science Technicians earn a median hourly wage of $27.29. Hourly wages typically start from $16.28 and go up to $46.83.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Forensic Science Technician Yearly Salary in the United States

Forensic Science Technicians earn a median salary of $56,750 per year. Salaries typically start from $33,860 and go up to $97,400.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

88%
Full-Time
12%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.4
SCORE
74
RATINGS
Forensic Science Technicians average a score of 3.4 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Forensic Science Technicians in the 87th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Forensic Science Technician Earnings by Seniority

Top End Forensic Science Technician Earnings

The highest earning Forensic Science Technicians in the United States earn:

$46.83
an hour
$97,400
per year
Senior Forensic Science Technician Earnings

Senior Forensic Science Technicians in the United States earn:

$35.68
an hour
$74,220
per year
Experienced Forensic Science Technician Earnings

Experienced Forensic Science Technicians in the United States earn:

$27.29
an hour
$56,750
per year
Junior Forensic Science Technician Earnings

Junior Forensic Science Technicians in the United States earn:

$20.54
an hour
$42,710
per year
Starting Forensic Science Technician Earnings

Starting Forensic Science Technicians in the United States earn:

$16.28
an hour
$33,860
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Forensic Science Technician salary comparison

Forensic Science Technicians earn less than 54% percent of Law careers. Forensic Science Technician salaries are in the bottom 58% of all careers in the United States.

Judge Salary $126k
Compliance Manager Salary $105k
Customs Inspector Salary $79k
Coroner Salary $66k
Police Officer Salary $59k
Forensic Science Technician Salary $56k
Fish And Game Warden Salary $52k
Court Reporter Salary $51k
Probation Officer Salary $50k
Legal Secretary Salary $44k
Bailiff Salary $42k
Legislator Salary $23k
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Historical salary for Forensic Science Technicians in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Forensic Science Technician salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Forensic Science Technician Salary in California $36.82 $76,590 # 1
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Nevada $35.78 $74,420 # 2
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Connecticut $34.61 $71,990 # 3
Forensic Science Technician Salary in New Hampshire $33.64 $69,970 # 4
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Virginia $31.21 $64,920 # 5
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Iowa $33.98 $70,680 # 6
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Massachusetts $33.13 $68,900 # 7
Forensic Science Technician Salary in New York $32.11 $66,790 # 8
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Michigan $35.57 $73,990 # 9
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Oregon $32.10 $66,760 # 10
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Ohio $28.37 $59,000 # 11
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Maryland $27.80 $57,830 # 12
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Colorado $28.48 $59,250 # 13
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Washington $28.58 $59,450 # 14
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Wyoming $27.55 $57,300 # 15
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Oklahoma $31.27 $65,050 # 16
Forensic Science Technician Salary in West Virginia $27.16 $56,500 # 17
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Montana $29.32 $60,980 # 18
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Arizona $26.07 $54,220 # 19
Forensic Science Technician Salary in New Jersey $25.76 $53,580 # 20
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Minnesota $25.95 $53,980 # 21
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Nebraska $25.21 $52,430 # 22
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Indiana $27.51 $57,230 # 23
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Idaho $23.23 $48,320 # 24
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Hawaii $24.38 $50,720 # 25
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Wisconsin $25.34 $52,700 # 26
Forensic Science Technician Salary in New Mexico $25.40 $52,830 # 27
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Mississippi $24.95 $51,900 # 28
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Texas $23.15 $48,150 # 29
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Missouri $24.43 $50,810 # 30
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Alabama $22.41 $46,610 # 31
Forensic Science Technician Salary in South Dakota $25.06 $52,130 # 32
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Louisiana $22.20 $46,180 # 33
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Pennsylvania $22.02 $45,800 # 34
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Tennessee $21.57 $44,870 # 35
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Utah $22.98 $47,790 # 36
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Delaware $25.78 $53,610 # 37
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Georgia $22.62 $47,060 # 38
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Kansas $21.13 $43,940 # 39
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Florida $21.73 $45,200 # 40
Forensic Science Technician Salary in South Carolina $21.17 $44,040 # 41
Forensic Science Technician Salary in North Carolina $20.74 $43,140 # 42
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Maine $20.30 $42,230 # 43
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Kentucky $21.48 $44,680 # 44
Forensic Science Technician Salary in Arkansas $18.61 $38,700 # 45
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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