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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 $76,590, California is the highest paying state for forensic science technicians. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $74,710). 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 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 California
$76,590
$47,160 2,040
2 District of Columbia
$74,710
$47,170 110
3 Nevada
$74,420
$54,220 230
4 Michigan
$73,990
$40,560 270
5 Connecticut
$71,990
$52,220 110
6 Iowa
$70,680
$37,640 80
7 New Hampshire
$69,970
$58,730 30
8 Massachusetts
$68,900
$39,090 40
9 New York
$66,790
$44,760 720
10 Oregon
$66,760
$41,310 220
11 Oklahoma
$65,050
$23,340 190
12 Virginia
$64,920
$35,480 660
13 Montana
$60,980
$36,300 50
14 Washington
$59,450
$31,040 460
15 Colorado
$59,250
$39,680 320
16 Ohio
$59,000
$44,060 370
17 Maryland
$57,830
$26,670 380
18 Wyoming
$57,300
$37,360 50
19 Indiana
$57,230
$35,590 280
20 West Virginia
$56,500
$33,610 130
21 Arizona
$54,220
$35,460 760
22 Minnesota
$53,980
$40,570 50
23 New Jersey
$53,580
$35,400 90
24 New Mexico
$52,830
$29,870 110
25 Wisconsin
$52,700
$29,840 170
26 Missouri
$50,810
$32,620 300
27 Hawaii
$50,720
$40,780 60
28 Idaho
$48,320
$32,140 100
29 Texas
$48,150
$32,700 1,030
30 Utah
$47,790
$34,040 120
31 Georgia
$47,060
$28,500 450
32 Alabama
$46,610
$33,620 270
33 Louisiana
$46,180
$31,530 190
34 Florida
$45,200
$30,220 1,480
35 Kentucky
$44,680
$30,950 60
36 South Carolina
$44,040
$31,330 100
37 Kansas
$43,940
$24,150 320
38 North Carolina
$43,140
$33,420 500
39 Maine
$42,230
$30,250 50

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.