Salary for Police Identification and Records Officers

Also known as:  Criminal Investigator, Deputy United States Marshal, FBI Investigator, Homicide Detective, Narcotics Detective, Narcotics Investigator, Police Detective

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Police identification and records officers process and analyze crime scene evidence by maintain records, writing and filing crime scene reports, storing and retrieving evidence and classifying fingerprints in an automated system. They are detail-oriented professionals who dust, photograph and analyze a crime scene for overlooked pieces of evidence that could be useful in a criminal case. They work closely with other law enforcement officers and are often asked to testify to their findings in court. These professionals are technically inclined and have strong skills in the field of scientific analysis. A bachelor's degree is commonly required for employment in this professional post.

A Police Identification or Records Officer can get an average compensation between 56000 and 84000 depending on seniority. Police Identification and Records Officers earn a pay level of Seventy Three Thousand One Hundred dollars each year.

Police Identification and Records Officers receive the highest salary in the District of Columbia, where they get an average pay rate of near $94620. They receive the highest compensation in Public Administration, where they can receive an average pay rate of $90770.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 29.22 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Police Identification and Records Officers tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $90,770
Public Administration $72,950
Educational Services $60,570
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $60,570
Public Administration $72,950
Transportation and Warehousing $90,770
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