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Police Investigator Salary

The majority of Police Investigators in the United States — about three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $34K to $108K per year, and the median is $54K annually. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Police Investigators who answered the questionnnaire. Nearly all enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of Police Investigators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,326 - $111,500
(Median)
$35K
$54K
$110K
MEDIAN: $53,557
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50%
90%

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$13.53 - $48.48
(Median)
$14
$17
$48
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,326 - $111,500  
   
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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$34,271 - $107,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $48.48  
   
Overtime
$8.50 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$34,271 - $107,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 29%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

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
25%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 8%