The average salary for a Fraud Investigator is $52,652 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Forensic Interviewing, Auditing, Medicare, and Medicaid Fraud Investigation. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Fraud Investigator Total Pay (?
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$34,560 - $78,783
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MEDIAN: $52,651
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Fraud Investigator Total Pay (?
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$12.56 - $28.14
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,560 - $78,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,790  
Profit Sharing
$203.98 - $9,845  
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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$31,277 - $80,293  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,047
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $28.14  
   
Overtime
$18.82 - $43.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,790  
   
Profit Sharing
$203.98 - $9,845  
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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$31,277 - $80,293  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,047
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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 by Experience Level for Fraud Investigator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Los Angeles
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Miami
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Dallas
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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National Average
$51,000
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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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Customer Service
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Gender
Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
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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