Forensic science technicians rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, forensic science technicians rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 34% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy forensic science technicians are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Coroner
4.1
$69k
Cytotechnologist
4.0
$61k
Special agent
3.6
$83k
Detective
3.6
$83k
Forensic science technician
3.4
$59k
Natural sciences manager
3.4
$129k
Biochemist
3.3
$87k
Scientist
3.3
$70k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are forensic science technicians happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do forensic science technicians find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as forensic science technicians?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are forensic science technician’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are forensic science technicians making the best use of their abilities?

Are forensic science technicians happy with their salary?