$51,107
Avg. Salary
$23.38
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Detective Or Criminal Investigator is $23.38 per hour.

The average pay for a Detective Or Criminal Investigator is $51,107 per year.

$14
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$23
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$45
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MEDIAN $23
$33k
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$82k
90%
MEDIAN $51,107
$33,289 - $81,906
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MEDIAN: $51,107
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$14.00 - $45.48
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$0$84K
Salary $33,289 - $81,906
Bonus $19.39 - $13,945
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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$32,649 - $84,952
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 183
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $14.00 - $45.48
Overtime $4.21 - $70.47
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $19.39 - $13,945
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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$32,649 - $84,952
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

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 in Seattle:
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Key Stats for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 8%