$64,439
Avg. Salary
$22.45
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Detective Or Criminal Investigator is $22.45 per hour.

The average pay for a Detective Or Criminal Investigator is $64,439 per year.

$17.30
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$39.95
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MEDIAN $22.45
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$118k
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MEDIAN $64,439
$39,850 - $117,894
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$0$117K
Salary $39,850 - $117,894
Bonus $1,200 - $17,500
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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$38,719 - $115,132
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 209
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $17.30 - $39.95
Overtime $20.00 - $62.54
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $1,200 - $17,500
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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$38,719 - $115,132
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

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 Reviews

Q: What's it like working as a Detective or Criminal Investigator at Sterling?

Detective or Criminal Investigator:
Raises do happen every year, but inevitably something happens where the company didn't make enough money, "so we can't give you as much as we'd like and oh your bonus is smaller too." MANY employees are making much less than they should with seniority, and Sterling even had the gall to give "promotions" that offered no extra money, just the promise of "maybe" a bigger bonus next year, which with what we've been told about the company finances will NOT happen. This job is full of the worst kind of stress, with a poisonous atmosphere that dampens and eventually destroys enthusiasm and the desire to work well. Most of the work, anyway, is farmed out to people in Mumbai who have NO qualifications or competence. Everything is catered to them. Avoid this place. If you're desperate for a job, consider working here only long enough until you find something better (which won't be hard). The positive, enthusiastic workplace with a focus on quality and ability is LONG GONE.

Detective or Criminal Investigator in Santa Ana, California:
"Busy, interesting and satisfying."
Pros: I like the good relationship DEA enjoys with other law enforcement agencies and the appreciation shown by the residents in Santa Ana, and the rest of Orange County.
Cons: I do not like the traffic but that is normal in Southern California.

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.

Key Stats for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
10-19 years
83%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 9%