Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Criminal Investigator make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$67,165 / yrTotal Pay
$61,730 / yrBase Pay
$5,435 / yrAdditional Pay

$67,165

 / yr
$42K$109K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Criminal Investigator is $67,165 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $61,730 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 $5,435 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 Special Agent

$86,571 /yr
Special Agent
$89,845 /yr
Senior Special Agent
$79,823 /yr
Lead Special Agent
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Related Job Titles

For Criminal Investigator

Some related job titles are Corporate Investigator Salaries with median pay of $78,517, Detective Salaries with median pay of $69,840, Field Investigator Salaries with median pay of $53,847, Forensic Investigator Salaries with median pay of $77,269.

Top Paying Companies

For a Criminal Investigator in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Criminal Investigator in United States. Employers include US Department of Justice, US Department of Treasury and US Department of the Interior.

1
US Department of Justice
$102,716/yr
4
DEA
$95,933/yr

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US Secret Service
3.7
Criminal InvestigatorSee 33 salaries from all locations

$92,347

 / yr

$95,742

 / yr

$78,789

 / yr

$102,042

 / yr

$95,046

 / yr

$97,863

 / yr

$102,716

 / yr

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$78,308

 / yr

$95,874

 / yr

$95,933

 / yr

$83,576

 / yr

$90,776

 / yr

$112,383

 / yr

$95,061

 / yr

$90,678

 / yr
DOD
3.9
Criminal InvestigatorSee 3 salaries from all locations

$86,536

 / yr

$96,139

 / yr

$94,260

 / yr
NCIS
3.7
Criminal InvestigatorSee 2 salaries from all locations

$109,244

 / yr

$98,215

 / yr
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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Agent

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$125,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Sale Agent

United States of America

 | <1 year

$5,000

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Verification Agent

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$43,213

/hr

$13 | $43K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Ground Agent

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$23,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Double Agent

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$22

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Verification Agent

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$12

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Retirement Agent

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$20,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Agent

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$50,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Criminal Investigator pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Criminal Investigator is $61,730 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Criminal Investigator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 339 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Criminal Investigator employees.

The highest salary for a Criminal Investigator in United States is $99,147 per year.

The lowest salary for a Criminal Investigator in United States is $38,433 per year.

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