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Polygraph Examiner Salary

$42,078 (USD)

Average Salary

$20/hr

Average Hourly

$547

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 25, 2020

The average pay for a Polygraph Examiner is $42,078 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Polygraph Examiner is between $31,549 and $50,855. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Polygraph Examiner. 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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Job Summary

Description:
  • Interrogates and screens individuals to detect deception or to verify truthfulness, using polygraph equipment and standard polygraph techniques: attaches apparatus to individual to measure and record changes in respiration, blood pressure, and electrical resistance of skin as result of perspiration changes.
  • Evaluates reactions to questions of a non-emotional nature.
  • Interprets and diagnoses individual's emotional responses to key questions recorded on graph.
  • Visits morgues, examines scene of crime, or contacts other sources, when assigned to criminal case, to gather information for use in interrogating suspects, witnesses, and other persons.
  • Appears in court as witness on matters relating to polygraph examinations, according to formalized procedures.
  • Prepares reports and keeps records on polygraph examinations.
  • May instruct classes in polygraph interrogation techniques, methods, and uses.
  • When analyzing voice stress charted on moving tape by needle of recording device for deception or truthfulness verification, may be designated psychological stress evaluator.
Polygraph Examiner Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Transportation Security Screeners

Job family population: 45,250

Estimated population of Polygraph Examiner jobs: 540

Rate of error: 0.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$48,780
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or 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 328 million, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous...

Polygraph Examiner Job Listings for United States

Polygraph Examiner - Relocate to Washington D.C.
Jan 15
San Francisco, United States
CIA
As a Polygraph Examiner for the CIA, you will assess the credibility of individuals in support of the CIA's mission. Most examinations occur in the Washington, DC area as part of the personnel ...
911 Operator
Jan 22
Fort Worth, TX, USA
City of Fort Worth
An extensive background check A polygraph examination A pre-employment drug screen A CJIS fingerprint background check A psychological exam CritiCall Skills Assessment Examination: All candidates ...
Cartographer
Jan 15
Springfield, United States
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random ...
Police Officer
Jan 24
Williamsburg, VA, USA
James City County Police Department
Must undergo a polygraph examination and psychological assessment, * Must undergo a physical examination, subsequent to a conditional offer of employment, conducted under the supervision of a ...
Police Officer
Jan 12
Stow, OH, USA
City of Stow
Pass a written examination and physical agility test. Successfully complete a thorough background investigation, polygraph examination, and interview process. Meet medical, physical, psychological ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Polygraph Examiner is $42,078 a year and $20 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Polygraph Examiner is between $31,549 and $50,855. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Polygraph Examiner. 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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