$55,607
Avg. Salary
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Detective or Criminal Investigator is $54,052 per year.

$37,654 - $96,077
$38K
$56K
$96K
MEDIAN: $55,607
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$15.37 - $37.69
$15
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $25.48
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$0$96K
Salary $37,654 - $96,077
Bonus $1,007 - $19,866
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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$36,989 - $95,393
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 164
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $15.37 - $37.69
Overtime $17.23 - $70.47
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $1,007 - $19,866
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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$36,989 - $95,393
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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.

Detective or Criminal Investigator Job Listings

Key Stats for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
5-9 years
69%
10-19 years
31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%