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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: $29.18
Statewide median: $21.49


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Forensic Science Technicians *

Area Low Median High
$21.94 $28.73 $37.50
$24.09 $29.18 $36.60
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$23.64 $29.73 $37.29

* "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 90 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 86 new Forensic Science Technicians to meet market demand between 2016-2026. 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
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 16,700 19,100 2,400 14.4%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 60 71 11 18.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 58 68 10 17.2%

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