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Ballistics Expert Forensic Salary
in Arkansas, United States

$42,215 (USD)

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The average pay for a Ballistics Expert Forensic is $42,215 a year and $20 an hour in Arkansas, United States. The average salary range for a Ballistics Expert Forensic is between $31,093 and $51,493. 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 Arkansas, United States.

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Job Summary

  • 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 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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