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Forensic Science Schools
In San Diego, California

There is only one forensic science school in San Diego for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in forensic science in the city of San Diego, which encompasses forensic science training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Forensic Science Employment

San Diego 110
California 1,710

Of the 1,710 forensic science professionals employed in California, 110 work in San Diego. As the number of forensic science professionals in San Diego has increased, overall employment in San Diego has also increased.

San Diego Vs. California Forensic Science employment growth

1,570 1,540 1,460 1,780 1,710
No data 150 160 100 110
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Forensic Science VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

No data $61,660 $63,190 $63,640 $65,750
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

In 2010 forensic science professionals in San Diego reportedly earned an average salary of $65,750 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in San Diego.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in San Diego

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Forensic science professionals in San Diego earn a median salary of $63,280 per year. The 10% of forensic science professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $43,150 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 127% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in San Diego

Criminal Justice
Computer Forensics
Forensic Science
Forensic Accounting
Forensic Psychology
Forensic Nursing

San Diego forensic science professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Forensic Science schools in San Diego


There is only one accredited forensic science school in the city. Many of San Diego's forensic science professionals are graduates of this school.

Forensic Science Programs Offered In San Diego


San Diego's forensic science schools offer 3 forensic science degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Forensic Science Degrees In San Diego


In 2010 approximately 12 students completed forensic science courses.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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