Forensic Science Technician Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Forensic Science Technician is $39,833 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Forensic Science Technician Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$27,502 - $65,300
(Median)
28K
40K
50K
65K
MEDIAN: $39,832
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site
Forensic Science Technician Total Pay (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$10.14 - $28.03
(Median)
10
14
17
24
28
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,502 - $65,300  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$27,864 - $65,616  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $28.03  
   
Overtime
$5.30 - $39.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$27,864 - $65,616  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
Is Forensic Science Technician your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

Job Description for Forensic Science Technician

A Forensic Science Technician is generally a well-respected, decent-paying career that is steadily growing with its popular interest. Most positions in this field only require a bachelor's degree, but some qualities such as professionalism, problem-solving skills, speaking/writing skills, and attention to detail can be very helpful.
Read More...
Forensic Science Technician Tasks
  • Write investigative reports.
  • Perform laboratory analysis on evidence and interpret data.
  • Testify in court and provide input for attorneys and officers.
  • Inspect and process evidence.
  • Prepare sketches, diagrams, run computer diagnostic and diagraming software.
Read more about: Biological Technicians

Forensic Science Technician Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Forensic Science Technician Reviews

What is it like working as a Forensic Science Technician?
Forensic Science Technician in Nashville:
Pros: Deal with exciting topics. Make a difference helping to solve crimes.
Cons: Over worked and under paid, highly stressful workplace, work weekends, rarely given positive feedback from management. No clear opportunity for advancement.

Experience Affects Forensic Science Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -