Average Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Salary

$46,810
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,500
Bonus
$1,500
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) is $46,810.
10%
$33k
MEDIAN
$47k
90%
$78k
Is Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.What's this?
United States (change)
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
Salary
$33k - $78k
Bonus
$485 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$263 - $21k
Total Pay
$32k - $75k
Find your market worth – how it works:
Tell us about your job and pay factors like skills and educationTell us about your job and pay factors like skills and education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to youFind your market worth with a report tailored to you
Negotiate your pay with confidenceNegotiate your pay with confidence

What Do Crime Scene Investigator (CSI)s Do?

Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Tasks
  • Investigate the cause and manner of death in cases of unattended natural death, accident, suicide, or homicide.
  • Assist the administrative manager with work plans, performance evaluations, and disciplinary actions.
  • Supervise and monitor the work of forensic investigators, interns and volunteers and facilitate training.
  • Determine what scenes to investigate and what evidence to examine and/or collect while conducting follow up on each case.
  • Conduct interviews with family members, law enforcement personnel, medical professionals and others regarding circumstances of death.

Job Satisfaction for Crime Scene Investigator (CSI)

3.9 out of 5
(32)
Highly Satisfied
1Review

Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

What Are Popular Skills for Crime Scene Investigator (CSI)s?

Skills in Forensics and Criminal are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis, Medical Photography and Training.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Crime Scene Investigator (CSI)s?

An entry-level Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $42,732 based on 48 salaries. An early career Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,432 based on 144 salaries. A mid-career Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,433 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,846 based on 47 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $54,000.
Employees with Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 11.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Orlando, Florida (1.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Las Vegas, Nevada (14.5% less), Atlanta, Georgia (14.5% less) and Houston, Texas (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 304 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.8%
Early Career
47.4%
Mid Career
15.8%
Experienced
15.5%
Late Career
5.6%