Forensic Science Technician Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Forensic Science Technician is $39,663 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Forensic Science Technician Total Pay (?
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$27,351 - $64,503
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $39,663
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Forensic Science Technician Total Pay (?
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$12.72 - $28.22
(Median)
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28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$27,351 - $64,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
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).
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$27,712 - $65,468  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $28.22  
   
Overtime
$5.14 - $39.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
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).
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$27,712 - $65,468  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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.
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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.

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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 11%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 11%
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