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Highest Paying States for Forensic Science Technicians

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $82,020, Illinois is the highest paying state for forensic science technicians. It is followed by California (average annual salary $78,960). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Forensic Science Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Illinois
$82,020
$50,300 610
2 California
$78,960
$48,770 2,050
3 Massachusetts
$77,400
$46,450 50
4 Iowa
$76,980
$39,640 80
5 Nevada
$76,120
$55,380 230
6 Connecticut
$74,830
$46,360 100
7 District of Columbia
$74,710
$47,170 110
8 New Hampshire
$71,750
$49,140 40
9 Michigan
$69,680
$34,310 330
10 New York
$68,790
$45,800 720
11 Oregon
$68,430
$46,280 210
12 Virginia
$68,120
$38,450 430
13 Oklahoma
$65,050
$23,340 190
14 Maryland
$64,230
$36,170 420
15 Ohio
$63,100
$44,840 400
16 Montana
$62,390
$36,590 50
17 Colorado
$60,130
$40,850 300
18 Minnesota
$59,880
$43,730 50
19 Indiana
$59,390
$38,630 280
20 Washington
$58,570
$33,830 600
21 Arizona
$54,630
$36,360 720
22 Hawaii
$54,580
$42,160 60
23 New Jersey
$53,840
$35,190 70
24 Mississippi
$52,470
$32,660 100
25 South Dakota
$52,220
$35,010 40
26 Nebraska
$52,130
$31,550 110
27 Wisconsin
$51,450
$29,980 210
28 Tennessee
$51,250
$31,610 540
29 Delaware
$51,020
$32,410 30
30 Wyoming
$50,650
$35,980 40
31 Missouri
$50,560
$30,080 290
32 Florida
$49,400
$30,430 1,420
33 Texas
$49,160
$32,890 1,100
34 Utah
$49,050
$35,420 120
35 Idaho
$48,480
$32,960 110
36 West Virginia
$48,060
$26,550 130
37 Alabama
$47,780
$34,140 180
38 Georgia
$47,060
$28,500 450
39 Pennsylvania
$46,710
$33,240 300
40 Louisiana
$45,150
$32,140 220
41 Maine
$44,600
$33,160 50
42 Kentucky
$44,390
$32,430 60
43 North Carolina
$44,380
$34,110 520
44 Kansas
$43,940
$24,150 320
45 South Carolina
$43,840
$31,460 110
46 North Dakota
$39,430
$22,240 30
47 Arkansas
$37,980
$28,690 150
48 New Mexico
$32,110
$20,800 230
49 Puerto Rico
$28,770
$21,520 130

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of forensic science technicians in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for forensic science technicians, Top Paying Jobs in America.