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Forensic Science Technicians

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $37.46
Statewide median: $25.22


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Forensic Science Technicians *

Area Low Median High
$25.00 $32.16 $41.96
$30.33 $37.46 $50.49
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$29.80 $40.72 $50.49

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 130 workers employed in this very small career.


Current Demand

No data available.


Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 230 new Forensic Science Technicians to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Forensic Science Technicians
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 17,200 19,800 2,700 15.6%
Minnesota 162 184 22 13.6%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.