Police Identification and Records Officers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
54%
risk level
POLLING
44%
Based on 13 votes
LABOR DEMAND *
GROWTH
-0.7 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$91,100
or $43.79 per hour
Volume
106,730
as of 2023

Employment data isn't available specifically for this occupation from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, so we are using the data from Detectives and Criminal Investigators.

SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
4.4/10

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Automation risk

54% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

44% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 54% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Police Identification and Records Officers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Detectives and Criminal Investigators' job openings is expected to decline 0.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Detectives and Criminal Investigators' was $91,100, or $43 per hour

'Detectives and Criminal Investigators' were paid 89.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 106,730 people employed as 'Detectives and Criminal Investigators' within the United States.

This represents around 0.07% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Detectives and Criminal Investigators'.

Job description

Collect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases.

SOC Code: 33-3021.02

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