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Forensic Science Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of forensic science technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare forensic science technician salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Forensic Science Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,440
25th Percentile Wage
$43,770
50th Percentile Wage
$60,940
75th Percentile Wage
$87,410
90th Percentile Wage
$111,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forensic science technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) forensic science technicians is $111,910. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid forensic science technicians is $31,440.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of forensic science technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$60,940
2.97% -0.51%
2016
$59,130
3.03% -
2015
$57,340
5.13% -
2014
$54,400
-10.94% -
2013
$60,350
-1.49% -
2012
$61,250
- -

Compare Forensic Science Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of forensic science technicians in seven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for forensic science technician occupations is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry with an annual salary $65,040. The lowest paying industry is the other professional, scientific, and technical services industry (annual salary $31,280). For detailed forensic science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$65,040
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$62,130
Testing Laboratories
$62,130
Scientific Research and Development Services
$62,040
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$61,630
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$60,940
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,280

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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