Police Investigator Salary

Just below two-thirds of Police Investigators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $34K to $106K per year, and the average comes out to $52K annually. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Police Investigators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Police Investigators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$35,173 - $105,568
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$110K
MEDIAN: $52,425
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90%

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$13.41 - $48.94
(Median)
$13
$18
$49
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
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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$33,967 - $105,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $48.94  
   
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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$33,967 - $105,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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 28%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%
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