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Ballistics Expert Forensic Salary
in United Kingdom

£30,236 (GBP)

Average Salary

£15/hr

Average Hourly

£508

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 21, 2020

The average pay for a Ballistics Expert Forensic is £30,236 a year and £15 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Ballistics Expert Forensic is between £22,270 and £36,882. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Ballistics Expert Forensic. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Examines and tests firearms, spent bullets, and related evidence in criminal cases to develop facts useful in apprehension and prosecution of suspects: examines bullets, bullet fragments, cartridge clips, firearms, and related evidence found at scene of crime or in possession of suspect to identify make and caliber of weapon.
  • Test-fires weapons allegedly used to facilitate microscopic comparison of bullets from test weapon with those discovered at scene of crime.
  • Determines, from knowledge of ballistics theory and standard test procedures, probable angle and distance from which crime weapon was fired, revealing origin of shot.
  • Prepares reports of findings and testifies at inquests, trials, and other hearings to facilitate prosecution or exoneration of suspects on basis of determinations.
  • May perform standardized tests on other articles of evidence, using chemical agents, physical-testing equipment, measuring instruments, and prescribed procedure, to determine relationship of evidence to suspect and to crime.
  • May order and maintain departmental weapons and related equipment.
  • May be designated by rank as lieutenant, ballistics.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
£35,052
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK or U.K.) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Ballistics Expert Forensic is £30,236 a year and £15 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Ballistics Expert Forensic is between £22,270 and £36,882. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for a Ballistics Expert Forensic. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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