$65,085
Avg. Salary
$22.55
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Detective Or Criminal Investigator with Forensic Interviewing skills is $22.55 per hour.

The average pay for a Detective Or Criminal Investigator with Forensic Interviewing skills is $65,085 per year.

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MEDIAN $65,085
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$0$124K
Salary $41,395 - $123,944
Bonus $20.27 - $24,658
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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$38,939 - $124,949
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 131
Hourly Data $0$88
Hourly Rate $16.02 - $48.94
Overtime $16.54 - $88.14
Annual Data $0$124K
Bonus $20.27 - $24,658
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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$38,939 - $124,949
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 42

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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Pay by Experience Level for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Pay by Experience for a Detective or Criminal Investigator has a positive trend. An entry-level Detective or Criminal Investigator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 14 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Detective or Criminal Investigator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Detective or Criminal Investigator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 34 salaries. A Detective or Criminal Investigator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 23 salaries.

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Key Stats for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%

Experience Affects Detective or Criminal Investigator Salaries

Experienced
▲28%

Late-Career
▲25%

Entry-Level
▲14%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 11%