Average Detective or Criminal Investigator Salary

$62,794
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$40k
MEDIAN
$63k
90%
$103k

The average salary for a Detective or Criminal Investigator is $62,794

Base Salary
$40k - $103k
Bonus
$489 - $25k
Total Pay
$39k - $107k
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What Do Detective or Criminal Investigators Do?

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.
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Job Satisfaction for Detective or Criminal Investigator

3.9 out of 5
(62)
Highly Satisfied
12Reviews
Based on 62 responses, the job of Detective or Criminal Investigator has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.93 out of 5. On average, Detective or Criminal Investigators are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
70.7%
Female
28.7%
Prefer to self-define
0.7%
This data is based on 150 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

87%

Dental

71%

Vision

61%

None

13%