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Highest Paying Industries for Forensic Science Technicians

The top 24 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $102,240, federal executive branch (oes designation) is the highest paying industry for forensic science technicians. It is followed by federal government, including usps industry (average annual salary $98,910). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of forensic science technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 24 Highest Paying Industries for Forensic Science Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$102,240
140
2 Federal government, including USPS
$98,910
160
3 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$59,110
360
4 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$56,990
4,030
5 State government, including schools and hospitals
$56,120
4,180
6 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$55,670
12,080
7 Federal, State, and Local Government
$55,670
12,080
8 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,440
12,260
9 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$54,490
7,910
10 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$54,470
7,920
11 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,400
630
12 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$53,290
540
13 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$53,170
570
14 Health Care and Social Assistance
$49,930
680
15 Testing Laboratories
$48,500
240
16 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$48,500
240
17 Educational Services
$42,960
80
18 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$42,530
70
19 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$41,640
60
20 Educational Services - State government owned
$41,640
60
21 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$28,540
100
22 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$27,290
80
23 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$27,290
80
24 Hospitals - State government owned
$27,290
80
See also: Highest paying cities for forensic science technicians.