Average Base Pay
22.4% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Forensic Science Technicians role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $37,250. A Forensic Science Technicians candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $41,680. A person in a mid-career Forensic Science Technicians role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $46,600 a year. Forensic Science Technicians with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $57,050. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Forensic Science Technicians role’s annual salary averages $70,160 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Forensic Science Technicians position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $46,600 higher than the national average for Forensic Science Technicians positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Forensic Science Technicians roles that can advance both internally and with another company.