Forensic Science Technician Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual salaries for forensic science technicians in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1. The comparison of the salary statistics of forensic science technicians among Michigan metropolitan areas is shown in Table 2. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual Salary of Forensic Science Technicians in Michigan (2018 Survey)

Percentile bracketAverage annual salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,690
25th Percentile Wage
$49,380
50th Percentile Wage
$72,250
75th Percentile Wage
$77,250
90th Percentile Wage
$89,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for forensic science technicians in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $89,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,690.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of forensic science technicians from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$72,250
3.56% 8.69%
2017
$69,680
-6.19% -
2016
$73,990
13.30% -
2015
$64,150
2.74% -
2014
$62,390
2.84% -
2013
$60,620
-8.83% -
2012
$65,970
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Forensic Science Technicians in Michigan Cities (2018 Survey)

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of forensic science technicians in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of forensic science technicians in state of Michigan ranges from $59,240 to $77,230. The highest paying area for forensic science technicians in Michigan is Lansing-East Lansing with a median annual salary of $77,230. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Grand Rapids-Wyoming (mean annual salary $74,820). The lowest paying area is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn with a median annual salary of $59,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lansing-East Lansing
$77,230
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$74,820
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$71,180
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$67,510
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$59,240




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