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Examiner Questioned Documents Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$70,086 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Examiner Questioned Documents is $70,086 a year and $34 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Examiner Questioned Documents is between $50,480 and $86,344. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Examines handwritten material or other questioned documents to identify author, detect forgery, or determine method used to alter documents: confers with laboratory specialists, such as chemists and photographers, to determine which scientific processes are necessary to effect analysis.
  • Examines hand or typewritten sample to detect characteristics, such as open loop, quaver, or t-cross peculiar to an individual, using microscope.
  • Measures angle or slant to estimate degree to which letters and lines vary from perpendicular, using protractor.
  • Compares paper specimen with manufacturer's samples to ascertain type and source.
  • Compares photographic blowup of written or typed specimen obtained from separate sources to ascertain similarity or differences.
  • Works in consultative capacity to various agencies or organizations, including police force, and testifies in legal proceedings.
Examiner Questioned Documents Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Business Operations Specialists, All Other

Job family population: 1,001,420

Estimated population of Examiner Questioned Documents jobs: 12,618

Rate of error: 0.5%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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