Average Detective or Criminal Investigator Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Detective or Criminal Investigator is $63,075

Base Salary
$40k - $104k
$21 - $24k
Total Pay
$39k - $108k
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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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How do Detective or Criminal Investigators Rate Their Jobs?

3.9 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 39 responses, the job of Detective or Criminal Investigator has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.92 out of 5. On average, Detective or Criminal Investigators are highly satisfied with their job.