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Ballistics Expert Forensic Salary
in Delaware, United States

$49,903 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$838

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Ballistics Expert Forensic is $49,903 a year and $24 an hour in Delaware, United States. The average salary range for a Ballistics Expert Forensic is between $36,756 and $60,871. 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 Delaware, United States.

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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 2023:
$57,852
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Ballistics Expert Forensic Job Listings for Delaware, United States

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