$69,252
Avg. Salary
$25.27
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Detective Or Criminal Investigator is $25.27 per hour.

The average pay for a Detective Or Criminal Investigator is $69,252 per year.

$16.89
10%
$25.27
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$80.54
90%
MEDIAN $25.27
$45k
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$69k
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$135k
90%
MEDIAN $69,252
$44,970 - $134,701
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$0$137K
Salary $44,970 - $134,701
Bonus $0.00 - $25,168
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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$42,248 - $137,530
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 159
Hourly Data $0$151
Hourly Rate $16.89 - $80.54
Hourly Tips $0.34
Overtime $5.14 - $151
Annual Data $0$137K
Bonus $0.00 - $25,168
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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$42,248 - $137,530
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

Job Description for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Detectives or criminal investigators typically investigate violations of the law using all resources necessary (such as witnesses, written records, video surveillance, and numerical data). Throughout the investigation, detectives or criminal investigators interpret information, prepare reports, and provide a final evaluation of the evidence. Additionally, these individuals may be called on to testify in court. Detectives or criminal investigators often assess the evidence in an office setting, but much of the data is collected through on-site visits to witnesses and the crime scene. Research and analytical skills must be highly advanced, as much of the job involves synthesizing information and making conclusions.

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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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Detective or Criminal Investigator Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Santa Ana, California?

Detective or Criminal Investigator in Santa Ana, California:
"Busy, interesting and satisfying."
Pros: I like the good relationship DEA enjoys with other law enforcement agencies and the appreciation shown by the residents in Santa Ana, and the rest of Orange County.
Cons: I do not like the traffic but that is normal in Southern California.

Detective or Criminal Investigator in Seattle:
"Government...It Takes All Kinds."
If you hate routine don't do this. If you hate breaking routines don't do this. If you can't work in a large organization where routine keepers and breakers work together somehow, don't do it.

Key Stats for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 9%