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Forensic Science Technicians in Illinois

Considering a career as a Forensic Science Technician in Illinois?

$91,220 Median Salary
  • Forensic Science Technicians in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Forensic Science Technicians Work in Illinois?

In 2018, there were 450 Forensic Science Technicians working in the state.

There were 610 Forensic Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Forensic Science Technicians in IL Employment Trend

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

Forensic Science Technicians in IL vs. the Average State

What do Forensic Science Technicians Make in Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Forensic Science Technicians ranged from $51,700 to $123,930 with $91,220 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.85 to $59.58. The median hourly rate was $43.86.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $39.43 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.43.

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

Forensic Science Technicians Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 350 $85,530
St. Louis, MO-IL 150 $48,270

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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Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians 3,480
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