Criminal Investigator Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$54,000
$33,000
$54,000
$87,000
Criminal Investigators in the United States make an average salary of $54,231 per year or $26.07 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 $87,000. If you like following the crowd, Retail and Non Profits 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 Professional, Retail, and Government companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware provide the highest Criminal Investigator salaries.
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Map of Criminal Investigator Salaries

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

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Average Criminal Investigator Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New Jersey, Virginia and Pennsylvania, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Criminal Investigators. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Wyoming.

Average Criminal Investigator Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a Criminal Investigator, being employed by a company such as Inspector General Office or NJVC would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Social Security Administration and U.S. Secret Service also report highly competitive salaries for Criminal Investigators.

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Criminal Investigator Salary History

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Recently Added Criminal Investigator Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Cdoc Criminal Investigator II (Denver Complex)
Cdoc Criminal Investigator II (Denver Complex)
06/30/2020
06/30/2020
$73,560
$73,560
06/30/2020
Office of The Chief Information Officer
Office of The Chief Information Officer
Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
06/29/2020
06/29/2020
$102,663
$102,663
06/29/2020
Office of Human Resources Management
Office of Human Resources Management
Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
06/29/2020
06/29/2020
$102,663
$102,663
06/29/2020
Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
Criminal Investigator (Special Agent)
06/29/2020
06/29/2020
$102,663
$102,663
06/29/2020
Criminal Investigator
Criminal Investigator
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$49,016
$49,016
06/28/2020
Criminal Investigator
Criminal Investigator
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$49,016
$49,016
06/28/2020
Criminal Investigator
Criminal Investigator
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$49,016
$49,016
06/28/2020
Criminal Investigator
Criminal Investigator
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$49,016
$49,016
06/28/2020
Criminal Investigator
Criminal Investigator
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$49,016
$49,016
06/28/2020
Criminal Investigator
Criminal Investigator
06/28/2020
06/28/2020
$49,016
$49,016
06/28/2020