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Forensic Science Technicians in Oregon

Want to work in Oregon as a Forensic Science Technician? Read this first!

22.7% Jobs Projection
$66,650 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Forensic Science Technicians Work in Oregon?

In 2018, there were 140 Forensic Science Technicians working in the state.

There were 210 Forensic Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Forensic Science Technicians in OR Employment Trend

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

Forensic Science Technicians in OR vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Oregon

Jobs for Forensic Science Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 22.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 16.9%.

Job Projections for Forensic Science Technicians: Nation vs. OR

Oregon Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 270 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 Oregon?

In 2018 wages for Forensic Science Technicians ranged from $42,110 to $91,060 with $66,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.24 to $43.78. The median hourly rate was $32.04.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $32.9 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.86.

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

Forensic Science Technicians Earnings: OR vs. National Average

Top Oregon 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 100 $68,690

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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