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Want to work in Florida as a Science Technician? Read this first!

15.8% Jobs Projection
$41,710 Median Salary
450 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Science Technicians in Florida are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Science Technicians in Florida is growing faster than average.

  • Science Technicians in Florida earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Science Technicians Work in Florida?

There were approximately 2,970 workers employed as Science Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 3,420 Science Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 450 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 940 Science Technicians working in it, which means Florida has more Science Technicians than average.


Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Science Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 15.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 9.7%.


Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 450 annual job openings, and a total of 3,740 jobs for Florida Science Technicians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,900 annual jobs and 83,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Science Technicians Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Science Technicians ranged from $23,770 to $70,940 with $41,710 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.43 to $34.11. The median hourly rate was $20.05.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.03 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.02.

The median salary in Florida is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Florida Metros for Science Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Science Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 850 $43,770
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 450 $47,490
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 280 $44,110
Jacksonville, FL 230 $39,100
Tallahassee, FL 150 $33,220
Port St. Lucie, FL 120 $36,970
Gainesville, FL 90 $34,090
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 80 $64,590
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 70 $35,560
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 60 $28,430
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 60 $41,120
Ocala, FL 60 $39,670
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 50 $40,550
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 50 $42,740

Top States for Science Technicians Employment

View the list below to see where most Science Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 7,000 $53,280
New York 6,930 $50,040
Texas 4,980 $52,010
Illinois 3,480 $48,420
Florida 2,970 $41,710
Michigan 2,920 $40,430
Pennsylvania 2,270 $47,500
Georgia 2,020 $50,430
Indiana 1,890 $48,540
Ohio 1,770 $51,970
Virginia 1,760 $49,680
Missouri 1,650 $47,460
Maryland 1,630 $62,950
Massachusetts 1,600 $58,230
Washington 1,600 $53,690
New Jersey 1,440 $56,710
Colorado 1,350 $48,980
Oklahoma 1,290 $52,310
Oregon 1,270 $51,210
Louisiana 1,220 $45,260

Below are the states where Science Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Maryland $62,950
Connecticut $59,960
Rhode Island $59,060
Massachusetts $58,230
Nebraska $58,200
New Hampshire $57,140
New Jersey $56,710
District of Columbia $56,230
Hawaii $55,200
South Carolina $55,140

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