Fraud Investigator Salary (United States)

A Fraud Investigator earns an average salary of $53,185 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Forensic Interviewing, Auditing, and Medicare.
Fraud Investigator Total Pay (?
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$35,098 - $79,396
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MEDIAN: $53,184
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Fraud Investigator Total Pay (?
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$12.72 - $27.71
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,098 - $79,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,385  
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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$31,920 - $81,126  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 997
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $27.71  
   
Overtime
$18.96 - $42.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,385  
   
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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$31,920 - $81,126  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 997
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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
Washington
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Miami
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Los Angeles
up arrow 22%
Houston
up arrow 18%
Minneapolis
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Dallas
up arrow 13%
Philadelphia
up arrow 7%
Tampa
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Chicago
up arrow 4%
Seattle
0%
National Average
$51,000
Atlanta
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Columbus
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Austin
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Phoenix
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Experience Affects Fraud Investigator Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Fraud Investigator Salaries

Forensic Interviewing
up arrow 37%
up arrow 18%
Medicare
up arrow 14%
Financial Analysis
up arrow 4%
Data Analysis
up arrow 1%
National Average
$51,000
Research Analysis
up arrow 10%
Customer Service
up arrow 39%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
45%
female alumni
 
Male
55%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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