Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Background Investigator is $19.02
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Background Investigators?
An entry-level Background Investigator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.87 based on 134 salaries. An early career Background Investigator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.41 based on 276 …Read more
What Do Background Investigators Do?
Background investigator may conduct a wide range of investigative duties depending on their employer. Some investigators perform basic background checks for companies, such as searching for felony convictions and outstanding debts; government background investigators handle background checks for security clearances. Background investigators spend a substantial amount of time working with public databases and interviewing people to get information on the applicant. Thus, much of the …Read more
- Obtain necessary background reports and files.
- Investigate subjects' background and character through different sources including interviews.
- File reports, track pending reports.
- Prepare reports in compliance with organization/federal guidelines.