Forensic Science Techs Salaries, Locations, and Schools
About 13,000 forensic science techs are employed nationally. Workers can expect a low level of unemployment, if history can be used as a guide. In 2006, 4% of employees could not find jobs.
Some forensic science techs, about 1%, work for themselves. Part-time workers are 19% of all surveyed.
Employees often obtain a bachelor's degree before starting. The percentage of forensic science techs with college degrees is 46%. Workers with some college (less than a bachelor's degree) represent about 35% of the total. Some employees, about 19%, had a high-school education.
Popular locations for forensic science techs include Tallahassee (Florida), Raleigh (North Carolina), and Trenton (New Jersey). Fewer are found in Atlanta (Georgia), Minneapolis (Minnesota), and Boston (Massachusetts). Workers looking for high salaries should look at Los Angeles (California), Oakland (California), and Santa Rosa (California), and should avoid Tallahassee (Florida), San Antonio (Texas), and Raleigh (North Carolina).
Detailed local employment conditions for Forensic Science Techs in metro areas across the US are shown in the table below.
Local Jobs Info for Forensic Science Techs
Employment info for Forensic Science Techs, by metropolitan area (for 2006). A Market Strength rating of 1.0 means the city (and surroundings) has an average number of workers in the occupation for to its population. A higher number indicates relatively more workers for the occupation in that location.
|State||City and Surroundings||Market Strength||Workers||Median Wage|
|District of Columbia||Washington||2.15||280||$68,000|
|Florida||West Palm Beach||3.5||110||$46,000|
|New York||New York||1.24||350||$52,000|
|Utah||Salt Lake City||2.67||90||$38,000|
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