Entry-Level Detective or Criminal Investigator Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Detective or Criminal Investigator is $50,099 per year. A skill in Forensic Interviewing is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,484 - $81,609
$33K
$50K
$82K
MEDIAN: $49,620
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50%
90%

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$12.37 - $49.41
$12
$21
$49
MEDIAN: $20.55
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$0$81K
Salary $33,484 - $81,609
Bonus $2,167
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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$32,871 - $81,688
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 100
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $12.37 - $49.41
Overtime $23.94
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $2,167
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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$32,871 - $81,688
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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Detective or Criminal Investigator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Detective or Criminal Investigator in Phoenix:
"Avoid Federal Law Enforcement."
The job pays well, but there is no managerial support or camaraderie as there often time is with local police or sheriff departments. If you are former military and/or appreciate appreciate someone watching your back, avoid federal law enforcement. This is the only place where I've had to watch my back both in the field and while sitting at my desk. Law enforcement is not a popular career right now and the media tends to only show the bad apples to further damage the career reputation, but if you must, go local or state.

Key Stats for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
16%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 7%
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