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Highest Paying Cities for Forensic Science Technicians

The top 100 highest paying cities for forensic science technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of forensic science technicians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $94,600, Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California is the highest paying city for forensic science technicians. It is followed by Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California (average annual salary $93,310). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of forensic science technicians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Forensic Science Technicians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$94,600
730
2 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$93,310
70
3 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$92,680
90
4 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$91,150
970
5 Springfield, Illinois
$90,040
50
6 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$87,760
30
7 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$86,470
240
8 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$83,560
390
9 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$80,790
70
10 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$80,740
730
11 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$80,520
150
12 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$80,430
220
13 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$79,500
430
14 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$79,390
30
15 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$78,300
460
16 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$78,270
90
17 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$77,640
130
18 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$75,620
200
19 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$75,210
330
20 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$75,190
200
21 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$75,130
80
22 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$74,810
50
23 Stockton, California
$74,640
50
24 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$73,400
50
25 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,930
40
26 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$71,790
30
27 Roanoke, Virginia
$71,560
50
28 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$71,230
30
29 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$69,240
130
30 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$69,030
140
31 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$68,500
150
32 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$68,500
210
33 Akron, Ohio
$68,490
70
34 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$68,390
470
35 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$67,910
510
36 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$67,760
90
37 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$67,660
260
38 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$67,510
30
39 Dayton, Ohio
$67,340
40
40 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$65,730
230
41 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$65,420
80
42 Columbus, Ohio
$64,430
140
43 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$64,230
300
44 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$64,220
270
45 Tacoma, Washington
$63,530
50
46 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$63,210
240
47 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$62,580
80
48 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$62,570
80
49 Missoula, Montana
$61,910
30
50 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$61,800
210
51 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$61,720
160
52 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$61,590
390
53 Flagstaff, Arizona
$59,650
30
54 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$59,600
40
55 Richmond, Virginia
$59,510
130
56 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$59,240
90
57 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$57,960
30
58 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$57,600
130
59 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$57,340
310
60 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$56,830
110
61 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$56,800
540
62 Topeka, Kansas
$56,760
50
63 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$55,330
80
64 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$55,140
100
65 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$55,000
40
66 Memphis, Tennessee
$54,390
70
67 Evansville, Kentucky
$54,350
n/a
68 Lincoln, Nebraska
$54,330
30
69 Elgin, USA
$54,320
n/a
70 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$54,070
40
71 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$53,720
80
72 Jackson, Mississippi
$53,510
80
73 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$52,690
40
74 Springfield, Missouri
$52,260
40
75 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$52,200
320
76 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$52,100
50
77 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$51,790
270
78 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$51,780
50
79 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$51,580
100
80 St Louis, Missouri
$51,500
90
81 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$51,180
60
82 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$50,870
400
83 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$50,150
90
84 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$50,070
210
85 Salt Lake City, Utah
$50,070
100
86 Jacksonville, Florida
$49,670
110
87 Wichita, Kansas
$49,410
40
88 Fresno, California
$48,670
40
89 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$48,570
40
90 Gary, Indiana
$48,130
n/a
91 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$47,890
190
92 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$47,770
40
93 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$47,730
250
94 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$46,810
40
95 Redding, California
$46,760
30
96 Madison, Wisconsin
$46,520
50
97 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$46,510
370
98 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$46,230
90
99 Tucson, Arizona
$46,150
100
100 Knoxville, Tennessee
$46,090
50
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