Police Investigator Salary

Police Investigators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $34K to $106K per year, median earnings come to $52K annually. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Police Investigators who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction for Police Investigators is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and more than half earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,173 - $105,568
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$110K
MEDIAN: $52,425
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90%

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$13.53 - $48.48
(Median)
$14
$18
$48
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,173 - $105,568  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,000  
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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$34,058 - $105,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$8.35 - $61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,000  
   
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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$34,058 - $105,520  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Police Investigator

  • Collect and analyze evidence, including prints and photographs.
  • Prepare and file documents, reports, and forms.
  • Investigate criminal cases, including interviewing witnesses and suspects.
  • Perform basic crime scene assessment.
  • Testify in court.

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Experience Affects Police Investigator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%
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