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Police Investigator Salary

Police Investigators in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just under two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $53K annually, but may range from $34K to $105K per year. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Police Investigators who answered the questionnnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,376 - $104,208
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$100K
MEDIAN: $53,165
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90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,376 - $104,208  
   
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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$34,330 - $104,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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).
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$34,330 - $104,576  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 28%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$52,000

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
23%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%
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