Average Police Investigator Salary

$59,077
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$875
Bonus
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The average salary for a Police Investigator is $59,077.
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$38k
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$59k
90%
$93k
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Salary
$38k - $93k
Bonus
$595 - $5k
Total Pay
$39k - $88k

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Job Description for Police Investigator

Police Investigator Tasks
  • Perform basic crime scene assessment.
  • Testify in court.
  • Investigate criminal cases, including interviewing witnesses and suspects.
  • Collect and analyze evidence, including prints and photographs.
  • Prepare and file documents, reports, and forms.

Job Satisfaction for Police Investigator

4.2 out of 5
(17)
Highly Satisfied
2Reviews

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Popular Skills for Police Investigator

Skills in Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership, Administration, Writing Procedures & Documentation and Criminal.

Pay by Experience Level for Police Investigator

An early career Police Investigator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,435 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Police Investigator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,963 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Police Investigator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,899 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $64,524.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 110 survey responses.
Early Career
16.4%
Mid Career
21.8%
Experienced
26.4%
Late Career
35.5%