Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Background Investigator is $67,664
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.