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Rob
I am intersted in being a CSI. What is a typical salary for this profession?
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Re: CSI Salary

Steve Staggs
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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, a "forensic science technician" is a person employed to "collect, identify, classify, and analyze physical evidence related to criminal investigations" (this would include crime scene technicians who work in the field and technicians who work in the crime laboratory). The bureau listed "forensic science technicians" as one of the fastest growing occupations in 2004 and numbers nationwide increased from 9,800 in 2004 to 12,030 in 2006. In May 2007 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the mean hourly wage was $24.19 and the mean annual wage was $50,310 (annual wages at the 10 percentile were $29,170 and the 90 percentile were $76,440) for forensic science technicians. (Read the Bureau of Labor Statistics report at: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes194092.htm)

Some recent jobs posted on this website have the following pay scales listed:

Police Evidence Technician I/II: $34,598 -- 67,197
Crime Scene Technician: $51,204 -- $63,444
Forensic Photographer: $45,780 -- $53,290
Criminalist: $65,645 -- $102,190
Latent Print Technician: $51,025 -- $66,851

You can find more about becoming a CSI, on this website at:
http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/becomeone.html

You can see payscales by checking job openings at:
http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/employment.html
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