Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Evidence Technician is $19.50
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Evidence Technicians?
An early career Evidence Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.00 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Evidence Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.12 based on 9 salaries.
What Do Evidence Technicians Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.
- Retain records, prepare reports and conduct periodic audits of the evidence room.
- Maintain physical custody and records of evidence from intake to final disposition.