How much does a Criminal Investigator make in the United States? The average Criminal Investigator salary in the United States is $72,950 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $54,725 and $80,520. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $54,725 10% $38,132 90% $87,412 75% $80,520 $72,950 50%(Median)
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Senior Investigative Analyst

Office of Inspector General - Alexandria, VA

Office of Inspector General - General Investigator - Full Performance Level

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) - Chantilly, VA

Supervisory Criminal Investigator (section Chief)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Fairfax, VA

Job Description for Criminal Investigator

Criminal Investigator conducts investigations of criminal cases. Analyzes collected data or evidence and prepares documentation for legal action. Being a Criminal Investigator conducts surveillance and interviews witnesses. Interfaces with various law enforcement agencies. Additionally, Criminal Investigator often requires prior experience working in or closely with law enforecement. May require a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Criminal Investigator's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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