$48,570
Avg. Salary
$17.50
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Forensic Science Technician is $17.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Forensic Science Technician is $48,570 per year.

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$0$74K
Salary $30,738 - $74,750
Bonus $1,148
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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$27,741 - $69,289
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.31 - $25.06
Overtime $9.64 - $37.10
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $1,148
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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$27,741 - $69,289
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

Job Description for Forensic Science Technician

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 specific data given by the lead investigator.

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Forensic Science Technician Tasks
  • 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.

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Q: 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.

Key Stats for Forensic Science Technician

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects Forensic Science Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 23%