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Forensic Science Technicians in Arizona

Considering a career as a Forensic Science Technician in Arizona?

18.2% Jobs Projection
$56,480 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Forensic Science Technicians in Arizona are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Forensic Science Technicians in Arizona is growing faster than average.

  • Forensic Science Technicians in Arizona earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Forensic Science Technicians Work in Arizona?

In 2018, there were 700 Forensic Science Technicians working in the state.

There were 720 Forensic Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Forensic Science Technicians in AZ Employment Trend

The typical state has 240 Forensic Science Technicians working in it, which means Arizona has more Forensic Science Technicians than average.

Forensic Science Technicians in AZ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Arizona

Jobs for Forensic Science Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 18.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.9%.

Job Projections for Forensic Science Technicians: Nation vs. AZ

Arizona Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 80 annual job openings, and a total of 650 jobs for Arizona Forensic Science Technicians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 2,200 annual jobs and 18,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Forensic Science Technicians Make in Arizona?

In 2018 wages for Forensic Science Technicians ranged from $37,480 to $94,100 with $56,480 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.02 to $45.24. The median hourly rate was $27.15.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $26.26 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.89.

The median salary in Arizona is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Forensic Science Technicians Earnings: AZ vs. National Average

Top Arizona Metros for Forensic Science Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Forensic Science Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 510 $57,500
Tucson, AZ 120 $52,820
Flagstaff, AZ 30 $83,340

Top States for Forensic Science Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Forensic Science Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 2,110 $80,260
Florida 1,710 $51,650
Texas 1,320 $50,860
New York 840 $63,790
Arizona 700 $56,480
Washington 550 $58,920
Tennessee 520 $50,010
North Carolina 520 $44,720
Georgia 480 $46,230
Illinois 450 $91,220
Maryland 440 $62,500
Virginia 430 $67,470
Ohio 430 $64,410
Indiana 360 $62,290
Kansas 330 $51,100
Michigan 330 $72,250
Missouri 320 $50,310
Pennsylvania 320 $46,900
Colorado 320 $62,870
Nevada 260 $70,800

Below are the states where Forensic Science Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Illinois $91,220
California $80,260
Massachusetts $79,160
Iowa $76,840
Connecticut $74,700
Michigan $72,250
New Hampshire $72,120
Nevada $70,800
Virginia $67,470
Oregon $66,650

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Occupation AZ Employment Total
Forest and Conservation Technicians 1,320
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Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 640

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