Forensic Science Technicians in California
Get the information you need to know about working as a Forensic Science Technician.
You’re in luck! Jobs for Forensic Science Technicians in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Forensic Science Technicians in California is growing faster than average.
Forensic Science Technicians in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Forensic Science Technicians Work in California?
2,110 people worked as Forensic Science Technicians in 2018 in this state.
There were 2,050 Forensic Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 240 Forensic Science Technicians working in it, which means California has more Forensic Science Technicians than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Forensic Science Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 15.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.9%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 280 annual job openings, and 2,300 total jobs in 2026 for Forensic Science Technicians in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 2,200 annual jobs and 18,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Forensic Science Technicians Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Forensic Science Technicians ranged from $51,850 to $127,590 with $80,260 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.93 to $61.34. The median hourly rate was $38.58.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.96 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.62.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California 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|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||960||n/a|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||280||$73,730|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||240||$99,100|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||90||$72,980|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||50||$92,340|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||50||$81,540|
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|
Below are the states where Forensic Science Technicians get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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