Forensic Technician Salary

How much does a Forensic Technician make?

The average Forensic Technician in the US makes $51,745. The average bonus for a Forensic Technician is $2,097 which represents 4% of their salary, with 100% of people reporting that they receive a bonus each year. Forensic Technicians make the most in San Francisco, CA at $76,891, averaging total compensation 49% greater than the US average.

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The average forensic-technician in the US makes $51,745

Salary Ranges for Forensic Technicians

The salaries of Forensic Technicians in the US range from $10,087 to $253,863 , with a median salary of $46,071 . The middle 57% of Forensic Technicians makes between $46,071 and $115,027, with the top 86% making $253,863.

How much tax will you have to pay as a Forensic Technician

For an individual filer in this tax bracket, you would have an estimated average federal tax in 2018 of 22%. After a federal tax rate of 22% has been taken out, Forensic Technicians could expect to have a take-home pay of $44,422/year, with each paycheck equaling approximately $1,851*.

* assuming bi-monthly pay period. Taxes estimated using tax rates for a single filer using 2018 federal and state tax tables. Metro-specific taxes are not considered in calculations. This data is intended to be an estimate, not prescriptive financial or tax advice.

Quality of Life for Forensic Technician

With a take-home pay of roughly $3,702/month, and the median 2BR apartment rental price of $2,506/mo**, a Forensic Technician would pay 67.7% of their monthly take-home salary towards rent.

** This rental cost was derived according to an online report at Apartment List
*** Average cost of living was acquired from Numbeo's Cost of Living Index

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