How much does a Background Investigator make in the United States? The average Background Investigator salary in the United States is $47,311 as of September 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $38,225 and $57,212. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $38,225 10% $29,953 90% $66,226 75% $57,212 $47,311 50%(Median)
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Paragon Investigations - Falls Church , VA
JOB SUMMARY The Field Investigator (FI) directly supports national security and suitability investigations, focusing on performing background investigations on behalf of government clients
Monster - 7 days ago
CACI International Inc - Triangle , VA
Background Investigator Level 4 (FT) - Triangle, VA Job Category: Service Contract Act Time Type: Full time Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Top Secret Employee Type: Regular Percentage of Travel ... - 6 days ago
Norfolk Naval Shipyard - Portsmouth , VA
Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance based on a Single Scope Background Investigation which includes credit, criminal, and motor vehicle reports. * Must be able to work ...
ZipRecruiter - 5 days ago
Shenandoah Oncology - Strasburg , VA
Upon written acceptance and completed forms, initiates background investigations and license verification as required. Investigates and resolves background/employment related issues. Escalates issues ...
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Allied Universal - Manassas , VA
As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation and a drug screen in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws * Driving Positions: must possess ...
Allied Universal - 1 day ago
Paragon Investigations - Herndon , VA
We are seeking an Office Coordinator with demonstrated experience carrying out standard office procedures and practices to support our Federal Background Investigations program in Herndon, VA. As the ...
Monster - 4 days ago

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