Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Crime Scene Investigator make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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Industry

$67,763 / yrTotal Pay
$53,025 / yrBase Pay
$14,738 / yrAdditional Pay

$67,763

 / yr
$36K$209K
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The estimated total pay for a Crime Scene Investigator is $67,763 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $53,025 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $14,738 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Investigator

$67,546 /yr
Investigator
$109,096 /yr
Senior Investigator
$74,094 /yr
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Some related job titles are Crime Analyst Salaries with median pay of $90,915, Criminal Investigator Salaries with median pay of $74,825, Forensic Science Salaries with median pay of $93,574, Forensic Scientist Salaries with median pay of $82,150.

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City of San Antonio
3.8
Crime Scene InvestigatorSee 6 salaries from all locations

$68,751

 / yr

$66,763

 / yr

$6,075

 / mo

$61,112

 / yr

$77,859

 / yr

$70,062

 / yr

$66,732

 / yr

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3.2
Crime Scene InvestigatorSee 1 salaries from all locations

$4,536

 / mo

$74,271

 / yr

$74,487

 / yr

$4,112

 / mo

$5,014

 / mo

$58,959

 / yr

$58,524

 / yr

$70,309

 / yr

$4,984

 / mo

$5,619

 / mo

$4,473

 / mo

$64,576

 / yr

$62,632

 / yr
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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Investigator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$148,000

/yr

$128K | $20K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Investigator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$48,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Bank Fraud Investigator

United States of America

 | <1 year

$19

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Investigator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$45,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Digital Fraud Investigator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$53,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Investigator

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$120,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Background Investigator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$51,200

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Investigator

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$62,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Investigator

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$111,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Crime Scene Investigator pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Crime Scene Investigator is $53,025 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Crime Scene Investigator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 56 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Crime Scene Investigator employees.

The highest salary for a Crime Scene Investigator in United States is $83,029 per year.

The lowest salary for a Crime Scene Investigator in United States is $33,864 per year.

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