Fraud Investigator Salary (United States)

A Fraud Investigator earns an average salary of $53,512 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Forensic Interviewing, Auditing, Medicare, and Medicaid Fraud Investigation.
Fraud Investigator Salary (?
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$35,515 - $79,810
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MEDIAN: $53,511
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Fraud Investigator Salary (?
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$12.78 - $28.60
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,515 - $79,810  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $10,067  
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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$32,332 - $81,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 798
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $28.60  
   
Overtime
$18.63 - $44.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
   
Profit Sharing
$251.68 - $10,067  
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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$32,332 - $81,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 189
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Job Description for Fraud Investigator

In general, fraud investigators work to determine whether individuals or organizations have attempted deception to realize a financial benefit. Fraud investigation applications are numerous, and so fraud investigators typically specialize in a particular field, such as insurance or accounting. The vast majority of fraud investigator work within the field of insurance, due to the high inherent potential for insurance fraud and the volume of fraud cases that occur annually.
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Fraud Investigator Tasks
  • Perform desk and on-site investigational audits.
  • Develop, perform, and present fraud cases.
  • Research records and obtain, analyze, and appraise evidentiary data.
  • Investigate fraud by obtaining statements of fact, depositions or confessions from complainants, employers and witnesses.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of fraud prevention, detection and resolution strategies.

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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Miami
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Houston
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Minneapolis
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Philadelphia
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Dallas
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Chicago
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Denver
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Tampa
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Seattle
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National Average
$51,000
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Columbus
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Experience Affects Fraud Investigator Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Fraud Investigator Salaries

Forensic Interviewing
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Medicare
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Data Analysis
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National Average
$51,000
Research Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%