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How much does a Background Investigator make?

Updated Jul 22, 2021

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$46,035 /yr
Average Base Pay

388 salaries

$33K

Low

$46K

Average

$65K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Background Investigator is $46,035 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Background Investigator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 388 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Background Investigator employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Investigator$62,867 /yr
L3
Senior Investigator$84,346 /yr
L4
Lead Investigator$79,978 /yr
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CACI International
3.8

CACI International

Background Investigator - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $16 - $40
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$16

$40

$16 - $40 Range

Perspecta
3.5

Perspecta

Background Investigator - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $15 - $35

$15

$35

$15 - $35 Range

KeyPoint Government Solutions
2.1

KeyPoint Government Solutions

Background Investigator

$48,165

 /yr
Range: $34K - $76K

$34K

$76K

$34,404 - $75,965 Range

General Dynamics Information Technology
3.8

General Dynamics Information Technology

Background Investigator

$42,582

 /yr
Range: $38K - $77K

$38K

$77K

$37,527 - $77,375 Range

Securitas
3.1

Securitas

Background Investigator

$48,135

 /yr
Range: $40K - $57K

$40K

$57K

$39,920 - $57,312 Range

Claims Bureau USA
3.1

Claims Bureau USA

Background Investigator - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $12 - $24

$12

$24

$12 - $24 Range

CSRA
3

CSRA

Background Investigator

$43,997

 /yr
Range: $41K - $76K

$41K

$76K

$41,261 - $75,669 Range

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Omniplex World Services Corporation
3.7

Omniplex World Services Corporation

Background Investigator

$64,794

 /yr
Range: $34K - $78K

$34K

$78K

$34,140 - $78,332 Range

CACI International
3.8

CACI International

Background Investigator - Contractor

$40,373

 /yr
Range: $37K - $48K

$37K

$48K

$36,683 - $48,106 Range

KeyPoint Government Solutions
2.1

KeyPoint Government Solutions

Background Investigator - Contractor

$54,157

 /yr
Range: $17K - $60K

$17K

$60K

$17,462 - $60,325 Range

Peraton
3.7

Peraton

Background Investigator

$56,534

 /yr
Range: $44K - $75K

$44K

$75K

$44,100 - $75,000 Range

US Investigations Services
2

US Investigations Services

Background Investigator

$46,316

 /yr
Range: $45K - $47K

$45K

$47K

$45,246 - $47,446 Range

Omniplex World Services Corporation
3.7

Omniplex World Services Corporation

Background Investigator - Hourly Contractor

$35

 /hr
Range: $28 - $45

$28

$45

$28 - $45 Range

CACi Online
3.2

CACi Online

Background Investigator

$41,018

 /yr
Range: $37K - $47K

$37K

$47K

$36,834 - $46,753 Range

ADC NM
3.6

ADC NM

Background Investigator - Hourly Contractor

$37

 /hr
Range: $35 - $42

$35

$42

$35 - $42 Range

SRA International
3.8

SRA International

Background Investigator

$56,974

 /yr
Range: $47K - $66K

$47K

$66K

$47,014 - $66,247 Range

HireRight
3

HireRight

Background Investigator - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $13 - $18

$13

$18

$13 - $18 Range

KeyPoint Government Solutions
2.1

KeyPoint Government Solutions

Background Investigator - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $13 - $24

$13

$24

$13 - $24 Range

Paragon Systems (VA)
3.3

Paragon Systems (VA)

Background Investigator

$56,612

 /yr
Range: $49K - $57K

$49K

$57K

$49,407 - $57,468 Range

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
4.2

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Background Investigator

$64,213

 /yr
Range: $51K - $97K

$51K

$97K

$51,307 - $96,815 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Background Investigator salaries

The national average salary for a Background Investigator is $46,035 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Background Investigator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 388 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Background Investigator employees.

The highest salary for a Background Investigator in United States is $64,523 per year.

The lowest salary for a Background Investigator in United States is $32,844 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent background investigator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$61,000
per year
An Investigator in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $61,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$36,462
per year
A BSA/AML Investigator in the El Paso, TX Area area reported making $36,462 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
El Paso, TX Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$40,000
per year
An Investigator in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Government
$28
hourly
A Private Investigator in the Thomasville, GA Area area reported making $28 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Thomasville, GA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Private Practice / Firm
$25
hourly
A Disease Investigator in the Huntington, WV Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Huntington, WV Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$59,000
per year
A Financial Investigator in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $59,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Government
$35,000
per year
An Investigator in the Baltimore, MD Area area reported making $35,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Baltimore, MD Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$27
hourly
A Covid-19 Case Investigator in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $27 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Contract
 
501 to 1000 employees
Government
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