Information About Forensic Science Technicians

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Training

Forensic science technicians need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Forensic science technicians
Training for Forensic Science Technicians
Percent
Less than High School 2.6
High School 17.5
Some College 23.9
Associates Degree 12.6
Bachelors Degree 29.7
Masters Degree 9.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.2

Employment

Represents about 12,000 people in the United States- 1.7% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more forensic science technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 8,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, forensic science technicians make $26.76 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Forensic science technicians $15.70 $19.60 $25.00 $32.20 $40.80
Life, physical, and social science occupations $15.00 $20.20 $28.50 $40.50 $54.60
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, forensic science technicians make $55,660 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Forensic science technicians $32,760 $40,790 $52,180 $67,160 $84,980
Life, physical, and social science occupations $31,310 $42,020 $59,330 $84,320 $113,620
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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