Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Forensic Science Technician is $17.61
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Forensic Science Technicians?
An entry-level Forensic Science Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.63 based on 17 salaries. An early career Forensic Science Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.57 based on 53 …Read more
What Do Forensic Science Technicians Do?
A forensic science technician often works for a police department. The position supports the forensic science unit with receiving, transferring, preserving, preparing, and analyzing the items collected in investigations. A forensic science technician examines evidence obtained from crime scenes and assists the lead forensic scientist with observations. Other duties for a forensic science technician would involve inputting the information into databases, classifying the evidence, and analyzing …Read more
- Inspect and process evidence.
- Prepare sketches, diagrams, run computer diagnostic and diagraming software.
- Testify in court and provide input for attorneys and officers.
- Write investigative reports.
- Perform laboratory analysis on evidence and interpret data.