Experienced Detective or Criminal Investigator Salary

An Experienced Detective or Criminal Investigator earns an average salary of $62,466 per year. A skill in Forensic Interviewing is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,278 - $119,943
$39K
$63K
$120K
MEDIAN: $63,195
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$15.46 - $39.43
$15
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $22.43
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$0$119K
Salary $39,278 - $119,943
Bonus $5,000
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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$38,610 - $118,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 210
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $15.46 - $39.43
Overtime $20.07 - $62.43
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $5,000
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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$38,610 - $118,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

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
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
10-19 years
83%
20 years or more
17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 6%