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Earnings

Earnings for forensic experts vary by employer, geographic location, and educational and skill levels. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the median hourly wage for forensic science technicians was $27.08 in May 2015. For full-time employment, this translates into a median salary of $56,320 a year. The lowest paid 10 percent earned $16.34 per hour ($34,000 annually) and the highest paid 10 percent earned $45.39 per hour ($94,410 annually). Those working for the federal government had mean annual earnings of $100,400.

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