How much does a Investigative Specialist make?

Updated Jun 19, 2021

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$55,227 /yr
Average Base Pay

20 salaries

$33K

Low

$55K

Average

$94K

High

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The national average salary for a Investigative Specialist is $55,227 in United States. Filter by location to see Investigative Specialist salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 20 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Investigative Specialist employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Investigator$63,079 /yr
L3
Senior Investigator$84,645 /yr
L4
Lead Investigator$79,988 /yr
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HireRight
3.1

HireRight

Investigative Specialist - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $13 - $18
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$13

$18

$13 - $18 Range

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
4.1

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Investigative Specialist

$70,347

 /yr
Range: $38K - $86K

$38K

$86K

$37,984 - $85,815 Range

Public Defender Service For The District Of Columbia
4.7

Public Defender Service For The District Of Columbia

Investigative Specialist

$74,110

 /yr
Range: $68K - $74K

$68K

$74K

$67,941 - $74,481 Range

State of Tennessee
3.5

State of Tennessee

Investigative Specialist - Monthly Intern
About 

$3K -$3K

$3K

$3K

$2,851 - $3,082 Range

Katy Independent School District
4.1

Katy Independent School District

Investigative Specialist
About 

$92K -$101K

$92K

$101K

$91,892 - $100,759 Range

WellPoint
3.2

WellPoint

Investigative Specialist
About 

$45K -$50K

$45K

$50K

$45,333 - $49,952 Range

PMI Mortgage Insurance
4.1

PMI Mortgage Insurance

Investigative Specialist
About 

$92K -$99K

$92K

$99K

$91,628 - $99,095 Range

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National General Insurance
3.5

National General Insurance

Investigative Specialist
About 

$53K -$57K

$53K

$57K

$53,173 - $57,339 Range

New York State Office of the Attorney General
4.2

$60K

$65K

$59,852 - $65,314 Range

Vericon Resources

Investigative Specialist - Hourly
About 

$13 -$14

 hourly

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

University of Michigan
4.4

University of Michigan

Research Investigator

$63,199

 /yr
Range: $47K - $94K

$47K

$94K

$46,749 - $94,351 Range

CACI International
3.8

CACI International

Background Investigator - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $15 - $36

$15

$36

$15 - $36 Range

GlaxoSmithKline
3.8

GlaxoSmithKline

Investigator

$113,494

 /yr
Range: $85K - $169K

$85K

$169K

$84,735 - $169,356 Range

KeyPoint Government Solutions
2.1

KeyPoint Government Solutions

Background Investigator

$49,644

 /yr
Range: $33K - $84K

$33K

$84K

$33,005 - $83,531 Range

US Investigations Services
2

US Investigations Services

Associate Investigator

$46,668

 /yr
Range: $36K - $88K

$36K

$88K

$36,390 - $87,998 Range

Bristol Myers Squibb
4.1

Bristol Myers Squibb

Research Investigator

$123,310

 /yr
Range: $98K - $182K

$98K

$182K

$98,012 - $181,836 Range

Bristol Myers Squibb
4.1

Bristol Myers Squibb

Research Investigator II

$118,283

 /yr
Range: $105K - $137K

$105K

$137K

$104,556 - $136,970 Range

Perspecta
3.5

Perspecta

Background Investigator - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $15 - $37

$15

$37

$15 - $37 Range

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
2.8

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

CPS Investigator

$47,275

 /yr
Range: $34K - $63K

$34K

$63K

$33,536 - $63,493 Range

University of Pennsylvania
4.3

University of Pennsylvania

Senior Research Investigator

$72,481

 /yr
Range: $58K - $112K

$58K

$112K

$57,880 - $112,320 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$55,000
per year
An Investigator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$68,600
per year
A Water Mitigation Specialist in the Spokane, WA Area area reported making $68,600 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Spokane, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$57,000
per year
A Background Investigator in the Tampa, FL Area area reported making $57,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Tampa, FL Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$22
hourly
A Forensic Investigator in the Pittsburgh, PA Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Pittsburgh, PA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Government
$100,000
per year
A Fraud Investigator in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$18
hourly
A Field Inspector in the Fresno, CA Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
Fresno, CA Area area
Part-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$52,000
per year
An Investigator in the Spokane, WA Area area reported making $52,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Spokane, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$16
hourly
A Skip Tracer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$23
hourly
A Special Investigator in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $23 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
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