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 wage on a scale from $46,020 to $146,000 based on tenure level. can get an average compensation of eigthy-nine thousand three hundred dollars per year.

obtain the most salary in Alaska, where they can earn an average salary rate of near $126,340. People in this career are compensated at the highest average salary in Transportation and Warehousing, where they can get pay of $104,300.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 89.50 percent nationwide in that time.

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Police Identification and Records Officers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
$104,300
Public Administration
$89,300
Health Care and Social Assistance
$84,040
Educational Services
$72,550

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$72,550
Health Care and Social Assistance
$84,040
Public Administration
$89,300
Transportation and Warehousing
$104,300