Forensic Science Technician Salary

The average salary for a Forensic Science Technician is $40,000 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$26,709 - $60,978
(Median)
$27K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,000
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$11.74 - $30.64
(Median)
$12
$18
$31
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$26,709 - $60,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$26,702 - $63,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $30.64  
   
Overtime
$5.07 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,000  
   
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).
)
$26,702 - $63,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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.

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Experience Affects Forensic Science Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
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National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%
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