Information About Forensic Science Technicians

Training Requirements for Forensic Science Technicians

Forensic science technicians need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Forensic science technicians
Training for Forensic Science Technicians
Percent
Less than High School 2.8
High School 15.7
Some College 20.3
Associates Degree 13.2
Bachelors Degree 33.5
Masters Degree 10.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.7

Employment outlook for Forensic Science Technicians

Represents about 14,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more forensic science technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 9,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, forensic science technicians make $29.18 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Forensic science technicians $16.28 $20.54 $27.29 $35.68 $46.83
Life, physical, and social science occupations $16.03 $21.67 $30.45 $43.78 $59.27
Life, physical, and social science technicians $12.79 $16.17 $21.27 $28.34 $37.01
Miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians $12.80 $15.92 $21.25 $28.03 $36.33
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, forensic science technicians make $60,690 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Forensic science technicians $33,860 $42,710 $56,750 $74,220 $97,400
Life, physical, and social science occupations $33,350 $45,060 $63,340 $91,060 $123,280
Life, physical, and social science technicians $26,610 $33,630 $44,250 $58,950 $76,980
Miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians $26,620 $33,110 $44,190 $58,300 $75,560
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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