An Evidence Technician earns an average salary of $39,217 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$29,133 - $53,199
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$29K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $39,217
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$11.80 - $20.89
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,133 - $53,199  
   
Total Pay (?
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$27,095 - $48,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.80 - $20.89  
   
Overtime
$15.43  
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$27,095 - $48,898  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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Job Description for Evidence Technician

Evidence technicians work primarily for law enforcement agencies (local, state, and federal) or for private companies to assist investigators and forensic scientists by collecting, identifying, and processing crime-related evidence. They typically travel to crime locations to survey the scene and write reports related to their analyses and findings, and they also catalog, label, and index crime evidence. Most employers require their evidence technicians to have a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, forensic science, or pre-law, while some require only a high school diploma or equivalent and on-the-job training.

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Evidence Technician Tasks

  • Retain records, prepare reports and conduct periodic audits of the evidence room.
  • Maintain physical custody and records of evidence from intake to final disposition.
  • Log items into evidence, documenting the location, description, property owners, chain of custody, release, disposition and destruction.
  • Generate computerized reports of movement and handling of department evidence.

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Experience Affects Evidence Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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