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Highest Paying Cities for Forensic Science Technicians

The top 72 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 $96,960, Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California is the highest paying city for forensic science technicians. It is followed by Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California (average annual salary $94,120). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of forensic science technicians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 72 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Forensic Science Technicians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$96,960
80
2 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$94,120
60
3 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$94,060
690
4 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$80,740
730
5 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$79,480
70
6 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$77,730
30
7 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$76,030
630
8 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$75,190
200
9 Stockton, California
$74,640
50
10 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$74,560
130
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$73,980
680
12 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$73,600
250
13 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,930
40
14 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$70,690
40
15 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$70,350
180
16 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$70,310
170
17 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$69,240
130
18 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$69,190
220
19 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$68,490
150
20 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$67,760
90
21 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$66,300
520
22 Flagstaff, Arizona
$66,030
40
23 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$65,160
80
24 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$64,230
300
25 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$63,130
410
26 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$62,570
80
27 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$62,570
230
28 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$62,150
240
29 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$61,590
390
30 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$61,220
210
31 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$61,070
330
32 Akron, Ohio
$60,810
70
33 Columbus, Ohio
$60,810
140
34 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$60,150
70
35 Richmond, Virginia
$60,090
110
36 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$58,140
40
37 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$55,910
570
38 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$55,390
250
39 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$54,370
300
40 Evansville, Kentucky
$54,350
n/a
41 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$53,980
50
42 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$53,550
90
43 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
$53,480
90
44 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$52,100
70
45 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$51,390
60
46 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$50,820
260
47 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$50,370
100
48 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$50,020
80
49 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$49,610
50
50 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$49,600
170
51 St Louis, Missouri
$49,180
90
52 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$48,570
40
53 Salt Lake City, Utah
$48,430
100
54 Fresno, California
$48,400
40
55 Gary, Indiana
$48,130
n/a
56 Tucson, Arizona
$47,000
100
57 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$46,510
370
58 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$46,210
220
59 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$46,130
190
60 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$44,910
200
61 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$44,240
40
62 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$43,910
90
63 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$42,770
100
64 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$42,750
50
65 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$42,610
270
66 Montgomery, Alabama
$40,300
30
67 Kansas City, Missouri
$40,270
280
68 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
$39,980
90
69 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$38,540
130
70 Tallahassee, Florida
$37,620
150
71 Columbia, South Carolina
$36,970
30
72 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$24,680
30
See also: Highest paying industries for forensic science technicians.