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The Average Salary of a Deputy Coroner

Growth Trends for Related Jobs

Deputy coroners are essential helpers for coroners. They complete a number of different tangential tasks besides partaking in the primary medical examination, thus helping the coroner complete his job more efficiently. The salary of a deputy coroner tends to vary by location and experience. Deputy coroners typically need to have a minimum of an Associate's degree and some background in law enforcement.

Average Salary

The average salary of of a deputy coroner was about $44,500 per year, at the time of publication, according to CB Salary. Salaries in this field range much higher and lower than this average salary, however. According to CB Salary, those in the lower 25 percent made approximately $35,500 or less per year. At the upper end of the pay scale were those who made salaries of $59,000 or higher per year.

Salaries by State

Salaries tend to also differ by location. One indication of this is the average salary earned by deputy coroners in various states. Salary Expert's survey of the salaries of deputy coroners in 10 different states indicates that average salaries were very close to one another. These ranged from about $40,000 to $46,000 per year. The lowest reported salary was earned by those in Florida, who made $39,897, at the time of publication. The highest average reported salary was made by those in Colorado, at 46,485 per year. Deputy coroners in other states, such as Arizona, Georgia and Illinois, made salaries ranging between these two numbers.

Salaries by Cities

An examination of the salaries of deputy coroners in 10 major U.S. cities by Salary Expert reveals that average salaries in metropolitan areas tend to differ little from the averages reported by Salary Expert's listing of state salaries. According to Salary Expert, salaries ranged from $38,000 to $57,000 per year. For example, those working in Orlando made an average salary of $38,184 per year, while those working in Los Angeles made an average salary of $47,311 and those in New York City made the highest, at $56,909.

Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not provide a specific listing for deputy coroners. It is possible, however, to gain an idea of a general job outlook for this profession. The BLS indicates that the number of jobs for physicians and surgeons will grow by about 22 percent during the decade from 2008 to 2018. This provides some indication that coroner jobs will increase along with the overall number of physician jobs. Deputy coroners will be needed to assist coroners, especially in large metropolitan areas.

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About the Author

Jared Lewis is a professor of history, philosophy and the humanities. He has taught various courses in these fields since 2001. A former licensed financial adviser, he now works as a writer and has published numerous articles on education and business. He holds a bachelor's degree in history, a master's degree in theology and has completed doctoral work in American history.

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