Forensic Science Technician Salary Information in Minnesota

The average annual and hourly salaries for forensic science technicians in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of forensic science technicians among Minnesota metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Forensic Science Technicians in Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,730
25th Percentile Wage
$52,840
50th Percentile Wage
$59,880
75th Percentile Wage
$68,410
90th Percentile Wage
$77,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forensic science technicians in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of forensic science technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,880
9.85% 13.58%
2016
$53,980
-4.71% -
2015
$56,520
5.77% -
2014
$53,260
1.33% -
2013
$52,550
1.52% -
2012
$51,750
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