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Staff Manual Guide 2610.2 Attachment C

RATES FOR EXPERT WITNESSES

SCHEDULE OF RATES

TYPE OF EXPERT HOURLY RATE DAILY RATE
Asbestos, Lead
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $125
$ 50 to $125
$400 to $1000
$400 to $1000
Accountant or Auditor
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $150
$ 50 to $200
$300 to $1200
$300 to $1800
Accident Reconstruction
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 40 to $175
$ 40 to $225
$300 to $1400
$300 to $1800
Appraiser (Real Estate)
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$100 to $200
$100 to $200
$300 to $1200
$300 to $1600
Appraiser (Stock, jewelry, coins, etc.)
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$100 to $200
$100 to $250
$300 to $1000
$300 to $1600
Chemist
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$100 to $175
$100 to $200
$200 to $ 950
$225 to $1200
Economist
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$100 to $225
$125 to $275
$450 to $1800
$450 to $2200
Engineer
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $200
$100 to $225
$300 to $1200
$300 to $1800
Forestry
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$100 to $ 250
$100 to $ 200
$300 to $1000
$350 to $1200
Geologist or Mining Engineer
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $ 150
$ 50 to $ 200
$300 to $1200
$300 to $1200
Handwriting, Voice Print, Polygraph, Etc.
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $ 125
$ 50 to $ 200
$150 to $1000
$150 to $1400
Industrial Hygienist
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $ 150
$ 50 to $ 200
$400 to $1200
$400 to $1600
Interpreter
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 15 to $ 45
$ 15 to $ 55
$120 to $ 300
$120 to $ 350
Labor
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $ 100
$ 50 to $ 125
$300 to $ 800
$400 to $1000
Marine Surveyor
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $ 100
$ 50 to $ 100
$400 to $ 900
$400 to $1000
Physician (Nonspecialist)
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$100 to $ 225
$125 to $ 275
$225 to $1600
$300 to $1900
Physician (Specialist Other Than Psychiatrist)
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$200 to $ 500
$200 to $ 550
$750 to $3000
$750 to $4000
Pilot, Navigation, Air Traffic
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $ 160
$ 50 to $ 180
$300 to $ 800
$300 to $1200
Psychiatrist
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 80 to $300
$ 90 to $300
$250 to $1800
$300 to $2000
Psychologist
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $200
$ 50 to $225
$150 to $1600
$225 to $1800
Securities
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 80 to $250
$100 to $300
$400 to $1600
$500 to $2200
Statistician
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $150
$ 75 to $200
$300 to $1400
$750 to $2250
Toxicologist (non-medical)
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $100
$ 50 to $125
$400 to $ 900
$400 to $1000
Vocational Rehabilitation
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $150
$ 50 to $200
$400 to $1200
$400 to $1600
Computer Software Engineer
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 50 to $ 60
$ 50 to $ 75
$400 to $ 480
$400 to $ 600
Clinical Pathologist
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$125 to $300
$ 80 to $300
$125 to $ 300
$ 80 to $ 300
Nutritionists
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 40 to $ 50
$ 40 to $ 65
$125 to $ 400
$125 to $ 520
Microbiologists
Examination and Preparation
Testimony
$ 40 to $ 50
$ 40 to $ 65
$125 to $ 400
$125 to $ 520