Forensic Science Technician Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for forensic science technicians in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of forensic science technicians amongst Florida cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Forensic Science Technicians in Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,430
25th Percentile Wage
$36,230
50th Percentile Wage
$49,400
75th Percentile Wage
$61,350
90th Percentile Wage
$75,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forensic science technicians in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of forensic science technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,400
8.50% 10.24%
2016
$45,200
0.88% -
2015
$44,800
1.65% -
2014
$44,060
3.06% -
2013
$42,710
-3.82% -
2012
$44,340
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Forensic Science Technicians in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of forensic science technicians in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of forensic science technicians in state of Florida ranges from $35,560 to $62,580. The highest paying area for forensic science technicians in Florida is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach with a median annual salary of $62,580. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall (mean annual salary $57,600). The lowest paying area is Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville with a median annual salary of $35,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$62,580
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$57,600
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$57,340
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$55,140
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$51,790
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$51,780
Jacksonville
$49,670
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$45,060
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$43,070
Tallahassee
$38,320
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$36,180
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$35,560




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