Child Protective Investigator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$40,000
$33,000
$40,000
$48,000
Child Protective Investigators in the United States make an average salary of $40,579 per year or $19.51 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $33,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $48,000. If you like following the crowd, Professional and Retail companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out Non Profits, Government, and Professional companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, New York, California, Pennsylvania, and Alaska provide the highest Child Protective Investigator salaries.
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Map of Child Protective Investigator Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Child Protective Investigators earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Child Protective Investigator Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a Child Protective Investigator is roughly $40,579 per year, which boils down to $19.51 per hour. Interestingly enough, Child Protective Investigators have the highest salaries in Livingston, NJ at about $60,825 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Livingston, NJ is $43,000. Additionally, Child Protective Investigators make more than the average salary in San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Rockville, MD, and Fort Myers, FL. On a more broad level, Child Protective Investigator salaries are highest in New Jersey, New York, California, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Maryland, and Illinois. On the contrary, Connecticut, Wyoming, and New Hampshire offer the lowest Child Protective Investigator salaries.

Average Child Protective Investigator Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Child Protective Investigator, working for Bloomingdale's or L Brands might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like State of Florida and Washington State Employees Credit Union report highly competitive salaries for Child Protective Investigators.

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Average Child Protective Investigator Pay By Industry

Child Protective Investigator salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Non Profits, Government, and Professional companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Child Protective Investigator can make a yearly salary of $44,015 while working for Non Profits companies. All the while, other Child Protective Investigators are making $42,749 at Government companies and $41,563 at Professional companies. One industry Child Protective Investigators may want to avoid is the Retail industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $37,990.

Industry
Average Salary
Non Profits
Non Profits
$44,015
$44k
Government
Government
$42,749
$43k
Professional
Professional
$41,563
$42k
Retail
Retail
$37,990
$38k

Child Protective Investigator Salary History

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Child Protective Investigator Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Child Protective Investigator can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Child Protective Investigator Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Child Protective Investigator
Child Protective Investigator
07/13/2020
07/13/2020
$39,600
$39,600
07/13/2020
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Child Protective Investigator
Child Protective Investigator
Child Protective Investigator
07/13/2020
07/13/2020
$39,600
$39,600
07/13/2020
Child Protective Investigator Trainee
Child Protective Investigator Trainee
06/22/2020
06/22/2020
$40,414
$40,414
06/22/2020
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Child Protective Investigator-Duval/Jacksonville
Child Protective Investigator-Duval/Jacksonville
Child Protective Investigator-Duval/Jacksonville
06/20/2020
06/20/2020
$39,600
$39,600
06/20/2020
Dcyf Child Protective Services Investigator (SSS)
Dcyf Child Protective Services Investigator (SSS)
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$49,932
$49,932
06/17/2020
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Child Protective Investigator
Child Protective Investigator
Child Protective Investigator
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$39,600
$39,600
06/17/2020
Child Protective Investigator
Child Protective Investigator
05/29/2020
05/29/2020
$32,980
$32,980
05/29/2020
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Child Protective Investigator 1
Child Protective Investigator 1
Child Protective Investigator 1
05/15/2020
05/15/2020
$39,600
$39,600
05/15/2020
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Child Protective Investigator-Duval/Jacksonville
Child Protective Investigator-Duval/Jacksonville
Child Protective Investigator-Duval/Jacksonville
05/15/2020
05/15/2020
$39,600
$39,600
05/15/2020
Child Protective Investigator-Duval/Jacksonville
Child Protective Investigator-Duval/Jacksonville
05/06/2020
05/06/2020
$39,600
$39,600
05/06/2020