Forensic Science Technician Salary

The average salary for a Forensic Science Technician is $39,507 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$28,576 - $88,302
$29K
$43K
$88K
MEDIAN: $43,357
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$11.23 - $24.87
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MEDIAN: $17.33
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$0$88K
Salary $28,576 - $88,302
Bonus $1,100
Total Pay (?
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$25,719 - $76,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $11.23 - $24.87
Overtime $10.21 - $44.04
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $1,100
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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$25,719 - $76,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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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
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
5%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Forensic Science Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 24%
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