Questioned Document Examiner

Andrea Dillon, 3P

What is a Questioned Document Examiner?

A Questioned Document Examiner provides evidence about a suspicious or questionable document using a variety of scientific processes and/or methods.

Salary (yearly)

Median salary: $54,360

Starting salary: $41,600

Government salary: $56,350

Pros: Get to see interesting things, Has one of the highest employment rates, and are frequently found in cases of forgery, counterfeiting, and mail fraud.


Must have at least a bachelors degree, with no specific major/minor, experience in laboratory work / field training. (Literature/Chemical Science)

Cons: Boring, You have to be good at reading/writing, Have to be extremely precise in your work.