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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $68,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid forensic science technicians is $25,170.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of forensic science technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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)|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals|| |
|Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .