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Forensic Science Technician Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of forensic science technicians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare forensic science technician salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Forensic Science Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,150
25th Percentile Wage
$43,880
50th Percentile Wage
$57,420
75th Percentile Wage
$74,290
90th Percentile Wage
$96,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forensic science technicians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $96,690. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid forensic science technicians is $35,150.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,4200.33%9.23%
201557,2302.73%-
201455,6702.39%-
201354,3404.09%-
201252,120--

Compare Forensic Science Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of forensic science technicians in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $107,810. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $56,990). For detailed forensic science technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$107,810
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$105,970
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$57,420
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$57,350
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,240
State government, including schools and hospitals
$57,040
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,010
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$56,990

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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