Average Mid-Career Detective or Criminal Investigator Salary

$56,217
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$4,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Detective or Criminal Investigator is $56,217.
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$37k
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$56k
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$99k
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MEDIAN $56,217
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Salary
$37k - $99k
Bonus
$511 - $20k
Total Pay
$36k - $95k

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Job Description for Detective or Criminal Investigator

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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Popular Skills for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Skills in Forensic Interviewing, Criminal, Fraud Investigation and Writing Procedures & Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Theft Investigation.

Pay by Experience Level for Detective or Criminal Investigator

An entry-level Detective or Criminal Investigator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,858 based on 69 salaries. An early career Detective or Criminal Investigator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,548 based on 160 salaries. An experienced Detective or Criminal Investigator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,551 based on 207 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $71,062.
Employees with Detective or Criminal Investigator in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 37.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (31.1% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (17.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 605 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.4%
Early Career
26.4%
Experienced
34.2%
Late Career
27.9%

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