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Fast Facts for Forensic Science Technicians in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Santa Rosa, Sacramento and Riverside
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Oakland, Santa Ana and San Diego
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Sacramento, Riverside and Santa Ana

Salaries for Forensic Science Technicians in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Santa Ana, Oakland and Santa Rosa

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More California Forensic Science Technician Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Total Enrollment
Davis
Doctorate
37,380
San Jose
Doctorate
35,835
Monterey Park
Associates
34,578
Los Angeles
Doctorate
28,531
San Francisco
Associates
26,299
Long Beach
Associates
24,658
San Marcos
Associates
23,848
Fresno
Associates
22,771
Riverside
Associates
20,863
Pleasant Hill
Associates
19,775
Chula Vista
Associates
18,413
El Cajon
Associates
18,288
La Jolla
Masters
17,097
San Diego
Associates
15,692
Huntington Beach
Associates
11,610
Norco
Associates
10,277
Fairfield
Bachelors
9,625
San Pablo
Associates
6,727
Loma Linda
Doctorate
4,417

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Forensic Science Technicians

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Forensic Science Technicians

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Forensic Science Technicians relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield40 $57,010
Fresno40 $52,280
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade90 $92,580
San Diego-Carlsbad130 $78,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim970 $91,120
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura70 $89,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario230 $66,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward220 $85,420
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara90 $80,330

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