How much does a Chief Medical Examiner make in the United States? The average Chief Medical Examiner salary in the United States is $76,513 as of August 27, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $67,686 and $88,464. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Chief Medical Examiner ?

A medical examiner is an official trained in pathology that investigates deaths that occur under unusual or suspicious circumstances, to perform post-mortem examinations, and in some jurisdictions to initiate inquests. In the US, there are two death investigation systems, the coroner system based on English law, and the medical examiner system, which evolved from the coroner system during the latter half of the 19th century. The type of system varies from municipality to municipality and from state to state, with over 2000 separate jurisdictions for investigating unnatural deaths. In 2002, 22...

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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Chief Medical Examiner in the United States. The base salary for Chief Medical Examiner ranges from $67,686 to $88,464 with the average base salary of $76,513. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $70,537 to $93,606 with the average total cash compensation of $79,058.

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