Entry-Level Detective or Criminal Investigator Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Detective or Criminal Investigator is $50,099 per year. A skill in Forensic Interviewing is associated with high pay for this job.

$33,310 - $80,999
$33K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,947
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50%
90%

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$14.54 - $39.35
$15
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $23.55
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$0$80K
Salary $33,310 - $80,999
Bonus $2,584
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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$32,871 - $80,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 98
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.54 - $39.35
Overtime $1.86 - $37.66
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $2,584
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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$32,871 - $80,930
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Detective or Criminal Investigator Job Listings

Detective or Criminal Investigator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Detective or Criminal Investigator in Phoenix:
"Avoid Federal Law Enforcement."
The job pays well, but there is no managerial support or camaraderie as there often time is with local police or sheriff departments. If you are former military and/or appreciate appreciate someone watching your back, avoid federal law enforcement. This is the only place where I've had to watch my back both in the field and while sitting at my desk. Law enforcement is not a popular career right now and the media tends to only show the bad apples to further damage the career reputation, but if you must, go local or state.

Key Stats for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 7%