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Coroner Salary

$50,769 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$1,411

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Coroner is $50,769 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Coroner is between $37,342 and $61,927. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Coroner. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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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Description:
  • Directs investigation of deaths occurring within jurisdiction as required by law: directs activities of staff physicians, technicians, and investigators involved with conducting inquests, performing autopsies, conducting pathological and toxicological analyses, and investigating circumstances of deaths in order to determine cause and fix responsibility for accidental, violent, or unexplained deaths, or contracts for such services with outside physicians, medical laboratories, and law enforcement agencies.
  • Testifies at inquests, hearings, and court trials.
  • Confers with officials of public health and law enforcement agencies to coordinate interdepartmental activities.
  • Coordinates activities for disposition of unclaimed corpse and personal effects of deceased.
  • Directs activities of workers involved in preparing documents for permanent records.
  • May assist relatives of deceased in negotiations concerning payment of insurance policies or burial benefits by providing information concerning circumstances of death.
  • May be required by law or ordinance to have specified medical or legal training.
Coroner Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Compliance Officers

Job family population: 300,900

Estimated population of Coroner jobs: 5,582

Rate of error: 0.8%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$58,856
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About United States

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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Coroner Job Listings for United States

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Oct 1
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Donor Network West
Accepts inbound referral calls and emails from hospitals, hospices, medical examiner/coroner's offices, and families and assesses suitability for organ and tissue donation * Captures all information ...
Urgent Response Aide - Independent Living Services - Days
Dec 9
Lacey, WA, USA
Panorama
Communicates with community colleagues (fire/medic/police, healthcare facilities, funeral homes, coroner) pertinent Panorama departments, and involved support networks (resident's spouse, Power of ...
York County Attorney
Nov 13
York, United States
York County Attorney's Office
... Coroner York County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political ...
Senior Program Manager (BHJOB1435_24703)
Nov 27
Harrisburg, PA, USA
Astyra Corporation
Reporting entities include 64 county coroner offices, 3 medical examiners offices, approximately 130 birth facilities, 165 local registrars,1,600 funeral homes, and more than 10,000 medical ...
Systems Data Analyst
Nov 25
Atlanta, GA, USA
Focus
... coroner/medical examiner reports, and emergency medical service reports are collected, processed and reported in a timely and accurate manner to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The average pay for a Coroner is $50,769 a year and $24 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Coroner is between $37,342 and $61,927. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Coroner. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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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