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Fraud Investigator Salary

A Fraud Investigator earns an average salary of $54,523 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Forensic Interviewing, Fraud Investigation, Auditing, Medicaid Fraud Investigation, and Medicare.
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$36,251 - $80,948
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,523
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$13.14 - $27.97
(Median)
$13
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,251 - $80,948  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,175  
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $10,050  
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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$33,201 - $82,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 882
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $27.97  
   
Overtime
$19.12 - $44.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,175  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $10,050  
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).
)
$33,201 - $82,226  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223
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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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Experience Affects Fraud Investigator Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Fraud Investigator Salaries

Forensic Interviewing
up arrow 35%

Fraud Investigation
up arrow 17%

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Medicare
up arrow 10%


Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 13%

Research Analysis
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 161 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 12%
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