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Forensic Science Technicians in Florida

Considering a career as a Forensic Science Technician in Florida?

22.1% Jobs Projection
$51,650 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Forensic Science Technicians Work in Florida?

In 2018, there were 1,710 Forensic Science Technicians working in the state.

There were 1,420 Forensic Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 290 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Forensic Science Technicians in FL Employment Trend

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

Forensic Science Technicians in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Forensic Science Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 22.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.9%.

Job Projections for Forensic Science Technicians: Nation vs. FL

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 230 annual job openings, and a total of 1,880 jobs for Florida 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 Florida?

In 2018 wages for Forensic Science Technicians ranged from $31,780 to $77,560 with $51,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.28 to $37.29. The median hourly rate was $24.83.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $23.75 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.08.

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

Forensic Science Technicians Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida 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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 440 $60,990
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 320 $52,960
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 290 $42,290
Tallahassee, FL 130 n/a
Jacksonville, FL 120 $52,710
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 90 $48,100
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 60 $51,710
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 40 $45,400
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 30 $36,070
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 30 $42,330

Top States for Forensic Science Technicians Employment

View the list below to see 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 FL Employment Total
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians 2,970
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 1,120
Forest and Conservation Technicians 150


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