S A L U D O S H I S P A N O S Salary, training, and employment Salary will widely vary, depending on the type of work, the employer, geographic location, education and skill level. Advancement requires further education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, forensic science technicians make an average of $55,040, with the top 10 percent in this field making over $82,990. This takes into account forensic science technicians who live all over the country, but in general you can expect to make $40,000 to $67,000 in a year. You’ll make more money as you gain experience as a forensic science technician, and most employers will pay higher salaries to workers who go back to school for a master’s degree. If you have a rare specialty, you can also make more money as a forensic science technician. Before starting your education, do a little research to see what kind of techs are in high demand in the forensic science world. Our next installment will cover more biologically oriented specialists such as medical examiners, blood experts and forensic anthropologists.