The average salary for a Police Investigator is $59,077.
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Job Description for Police Investigator
Police investigators - also called detectives in many jurisdictions - are law enforcement professionals who typically gather and analyze evidence in felony cases. In situations where the perpetrator is unknown, the investigator works to identify and narrow down likely suspects. Because of the serious nature of many of the crimes that a police investigator handles, he or she often tries to recover sufficient evidence to help a prosecutor to secure a verdict in court. In many larger police departm…Read more
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.
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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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