Criminal Investigator Salary in the United States

How much does a Criminal Investigator make in the United States? The average Criminal Investigator salary in the United States is $66,270 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $49,710 and $73,148. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

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 may require an associate's degree or its equivalent. Typically reports to a supervisor or a manager. The Criminal Investigator contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. To be a Criminal Investigator typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    Police Patrol Officer

    2 - 4 years experience
    Associate's Degree

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    Criminal Investigator

    4 - 7 years experience
    Associate's Degree

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    Police Sergeant

    5 - 7 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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