Forensic Science Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of forensic science technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare forensic science technician salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Forensic Science Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,710
25th Percentile Wage
$31,750
50th Percentile Wage
$40,630
75th Percentile Wage
$54,520
90th Percentile Wage
$62,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forensic science technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $62,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $40,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid forensic science technicians is $26,710.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$40,630
10.56% -49.54%
2016
$36,340
-4.32% -
2015
$37,910
-31.71% -
2014
$49,930
-2.30% -
2013
$51,080
-18.95% -
2012
$60,760
- -

Compare Forensic Science Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of forensic science technicians in six industries in the health care and social assistance 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 hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals) industry with an annual salary $48,410. The lowest paying industry is the psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry (annual salary $28,180). For detailed forensic science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$48,410
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$40,210
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$40,130
Hospitals - State government owned
$28,290
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$28,180
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$28,180

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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