The average salary for a Principal Investigator (Unspecified Type) is $83,374 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$38,918 - $140,384
(Median)
$39K
$83K
$140K
MEDIAN: $83,373
10%
50%
90%

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$16.97 - $77.28
(Median)
$17
$26
$77
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$38,918 - $140,384  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $29,087  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$38,362 - $152,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$16.97 - $77.28  
   
Overtime
$30.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $29,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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).
)
$38,362 - $152,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Principal Investigator (Unspecified Type)

  • Participate in global investigations across the company.
  • Lead, conduct and manage investigations of events related to workplace violence, intellectual property protection, fraud, and more.
  • Direct the implementation and administration of security investigation programs world-wide and drive risk-based, intelligence driven strategies.
  • Conduct training for company investigators concerning proper investigative and interviewing techniques.
  • Develop departmental and corporate policies and procedures regarding theft and waste.

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Pay by Experience Level for Principal Investigator (Unspecified Type)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Principal Investigator (Unspecified Type) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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