Forensic Science Technician Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Forensic Science Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,430
25th Percentile Wage
$38,140
50th Percentile Wage
$51,240
75th Percentile Wage
$59,110
90th Percentile Wage
$64,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forensic science technicians in the industry sector of educational 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 $64,270. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid forensic science technicians is $27,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of forensic science technicians in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,24011.77%15.79%
201545,2104.98%-
201442,9604.05%-
201341,220-4.68%-
201243,150--

Compare Forensic Science Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of forensic science technicians in six industries in the educational 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 educational services industry with an annual salary $51,240. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry (annual salary $36,450). For detailed forensic science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$51,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$51,240
Educational Services - State government owned
$51,160
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$50,720
Educational Services - Privately owned
$36,450
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$36,450

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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