A Detective or Criminal Investigator earns an average salary of R194,263 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

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Salary R103,063 - R364,822
Bonus R9,778 - R30,201
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R114,016 - R393,506
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 20 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 73

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

Pay by Experience Level for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Pay by Experience for a Detective or Criminal Investigator has a positive trend. An entry-level Detective or Criminal Investigator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R159,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Detective or Criminal Investigator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R182,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Detective or Criminal Investigator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R208,000 based on 27 salaries. A Detective or Criminal Investigator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R303,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R205,926

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Detective or Criminal Investigator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Detective or Criminal Investigator?

Detective or Criminal Investigator in Humansdorp:
"I believe in hard work and dedicatio.GO HARD or GO HOME..."
Pros: I love it when a case comes together...& teamwork.
Cons: Limited recourses, no trust beween members.

Key Stats for Detective or Criminal Investigator

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Detective or Criminal Investigator Salaries

▲47%

▲1%

National Average
R206,000

▼12%

▼23%

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 32%