$44,872
Avg. Salary
$19.93
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$983

Profit Sharing

$1,263

The average pay for a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) is $19.93 per hour.

The average pay for a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) is $44,872 per year.

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MEDIAN $20
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MEDIAN $44,872
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MEDIAN: $44,872
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$0$73K
Salary $30,543 - $73,024
Bonus $23.31 - $9,955
Profit Sharing $1,263
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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$30,231 - $71,170
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 182
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.60 - $30.70
Hourly Tips $6.25
Overtime $17.75 - $40.93
Annual Data $0$71K
Bonus $23.31 - $9,955
Profit Sharing $1,263
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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$30,231 - $71,170
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 107

Job Description for Crime Scene Investigator (CSI)

A crime scene investigator (CSI) is responsible for securing and examining details left at the scene of a crime. They are responsible for sorting through evidence and details to assist prosecutors in building a case. This person must be precise and meticulous, as protocols must be followed in a detailed and organized fashion. Tasks performed include lifting and collecting fingerprints, collecting and documenting trace evidence of DNA, determining time and cause of death in homicides, examining weapons and devices, and documenting each detail of various forms of evidence, among others. Crime scene investigators must possess the ability to remove themselves from the situation emotionally and analyze each detail objectively. This person must be able to think critically and analytically, as oversights can be highly detrimental.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Crime Scene Investigator (CSI)

Pay by Experience for a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) has a positive trend. An entry-level Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 88 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 14 salaries. A Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 12 salaries.

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Key Stats for Crime Scene Investigator (CSI)

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Salaries

Experienced
▲25%

Late-Career
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲16%

National Average
$44,000

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 9%