Salary for Coroners

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Also known as:  Air Pollution Compliance Inspector, Compliance Investigator, Driver's License Examiner, EEO Officer, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity Representative, Immigration Investigator, Inspector of Weights and Measures helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Coroners work within specific legal jurisdictions to determine the cause and nature of deaths by conducting autopsies, toxicological and pathological studies, and inquests. These professionals determine if a death was accidental, violent or natural. In relevant cases, they work to uncover evidence and determine responsibility. Coroners often communicate with the families of the deceased to inform them of their relative's passing, and to collect any relevant medical information regarding the deceased. These individuals may also coordinate the removal of remains from the scene of the death, and arrange for transportation to morgues. Observational and organizational skills are a must for this profession, as is significant technical and field experience.

A Coroner will normally get salaries ranging from $40,160 and $115,220 depending on experience and domain knowledge. get average salaries of seventy-five thousand six hundred and twenty dollars per annum.

can get the best pay in District of Columbia, which has an average salary rate of close to about $96,700. Employees with these job titles can obtain the highest salaries in Utilities, where they can get pay levels, on average, of $91,670.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 50.64 percent nationwide in that time.


Coroners tend to make the most in the following industries:

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Accommodation and Food Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Retail Trade
Health Care and Social Assistance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
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