A Detective or Criminal Investigator earns an average salary of AU$88,228 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AU$64,965 - AU$134,564
AU$65K
AU$88K
AU$130K
MEDIAN: AU$87,575
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Salary AU$64,965 - AU$134,564
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AU$62,638 - AU$133,804
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

Job Description for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Detectives or criminal investigators typically investigate violations of the law using all resources necessary (such as witnesses, written records, video surveillance, and numerical data). Throughout the investigation, detectives or criminal investigators interpret information, prepare reports, and provide a final evaluation of the evidence. Additionally, these individuals may be called on to testify in court. Detectives or criminal investigators often assess the evidence in an office setting, but much of the data is collected through on-site visits to witnesses and the crime scene. Research and analytical skills must be highly advanced, as much of the job involves synthesizing information and making conclusions.

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Detective or Criminal Investigator Tasks

  • Compile, examine and assemble evidence to identify culprits.
  • Facilitate information and evidence transfer between departments.
  • Make arrests and restrain suspects.
  • Examine crime sites, interview suspects and witnesses and document findings.
  • Document hypotheses, warrants and conclusions, associating evidence and following regulations.

Detective or Criminal Investigator Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$87,575

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Key Stats for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Detective or Criminal Investigator Salaries

▲10%

National Average
AU$88,000

▼3%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 56%