The average salary for a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) is $40,037 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. This job's salary does not change very much with experience.
Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Total Pay (?
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$25,584 - $68,695
(Median)
26K
33K
40K
51K
69K
MEDIAN: $40,036
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Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Total Pay (?
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$13.09 - $28.83
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$25,584 - $68,695  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,050  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,547 - $68,723  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $28.83  
   
Overtime
$16.77 - $44.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,050  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$27,547 - $68,723  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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Experience Affects Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Salaries

Entry-Level
0%
National Average
$40,000
Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Gender
Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 9%
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