Salary for Coroners

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

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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 most likely earn an average pay level between 48000 and 72000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Coroners can expect an average pay level of Sixty Five Thousand dollars per year.

Coroners obtain the most salary in the District of Columbia, where they earn average pay levels of just about $77520. Employees who work in this job receive the highest salary in Information, where they receive pay levels, on average, of $75450.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 26.73 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Coroners tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $75,450
Information $68,470
Manufacturing $67,920
Transportation and Warehousing $67,620
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $67,600
Finance and Insurance $67,040
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $38,340
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $52,240
Educational Services $57,630
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $57,740
Construction $57,800
Health Care and Social Assistance $59,440
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