Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $105,320.40* *Based on the 2016 average.
Criminal Investigator was the 6th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 40,991 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $106,231.
Government Criminal Investigation jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Criminal Investigation job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.
Agencies that have hired a Criminal Investigator
Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $105,320.40.
Common Criminal Investigator Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Criminal Investigation Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||37,188|
|GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate||2,667|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||446|
|IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos||312|
|ZA - Administrative||91|
|SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec||85|
|EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa||46|
|CG - Corporate Graded||42|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||41|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||28|
|SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez||13|
|CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev||8|
|FO - Foreign Service Officers||6|
|GI - Gpo Crminal Investigators||5|
|NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation||3|
|LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag||2|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||1|
|SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives||1|
|NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions||1|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||1|
|EG - Consultant (other)||1|
|IG - Inspectors General||1|
|CU - Credit Union Employees||1|
|EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$25,514.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$134,776.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||1800 INSPECTION, INVESTIGATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND COMPLIANCE GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade
GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Criminal Investigation jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Mail and File||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Land Law Examining||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Emergency Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Office Automation Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Facility Operations Services||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Criminal Investigation Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for a Criminal Investigator was $77,310. Since then, the average pay has increased to $105,320 in 2016.
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