Evidence Technician Salary

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The salary for evidence technician jobs varies from one law enforcement agency to another. In Tustin, California, an evidence technician salary ranges from $4,106.00 – $5,014.00 every month. Most sources place the average Evidence Technician Salary of $47,000. The monthly salary of a police evidence technician is $3,900, which is near, or above the median salary of all jobs in the country.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that cities have the highest demand for evidence technicians. The Department of Labor foresees a very promising future for evidence technicians as the demand will increase by 20% in the next ten years.

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Evidence Technician Salary Pay

Below you’ll find some of the annual average pay for an Evidence Technician in some select states around the country.

Evidence Technician SalaryAnnual Average Salary
National$47,000
California$55,000
Texas$51,000
New York$63,000
Pennsylvania$50,000
Washington$47,000
Utah$44,000
Oregon$50,000
Arizona$46,000
Nevada$50,000
Florida$51,000
Illinois$57,000

* 2011 Evidence Technician Salary data from http://www.indeed.com.

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Additional Job Benefits

Many Evidence Technicians work for state, local, and county law enforcement agencies, and as an employee you will be eligible for a whole host of benefits that are above and beyond your wages & salary.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Holiday Pay
  • Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Retirement Matching
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Term Life AD & D
  • Dependent Life
  • Flex Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Future Job Outlook

A forensic evidence technician’s job is physically and mentally taxing, but it offers a bright future when it comes to career growth. An entry-level technician can strive to become a senior latent print or trace evidence technician. There is a steady, if not increasing, demand for property and evidence technicians. And most of all, the idea of being able to contribute to justice and your country is what makes a career in evidence management more appealing.