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Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"

How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $80,848.81* *Based on the 2005 average.

Criminal Investigator was the 5th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 38,249 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $82,663.

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.

Job Description

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Bureau of Investigation 12,309 $82,662.60
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 5,952 $78,296.08
Drug Enforcement Administration 4,927 $80,562.27
U.S. Secret Service 3,253 $77,083.42
Internal Revenue Service 2,844 $79,982.41
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2,402 $82,123.58
U.S. Marshals Service 2,288 $75,483.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 379 $77,024.02
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 325 $89,271.92
Social Security Administration 284 $83,816.60
Environmental Protection Agency 256 $90,155.36
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 227 $82,640.90
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 217 $77,115.53
Transportation Security Administration 185 $106,347.76
Food and Drug Administration 180 $92,198.23
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 177 $85,634.99
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 165 $82,492.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 150 $90,265.83
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 134 $72,471.97
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 128 $96,470.09
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 116 $88,537.36
Forest Service 111 $76,083.05
Indian Affairs 105 $68,899.46
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 96 $79,757.31
Bureau of Industry and Security 94 $88,355.66
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 94 $90,398.71
U.S. Coast Guard 76 $78,524.24
Department of Energy 71 $82,060.42
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 60 $86,120.60
Bureau of Land Management 58 $76,578.66
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 58 $80,680.61
Headquarters, Nasa 50 $83,676.54
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 48 $100,159.44
National Park Service 47 $72,728.64
Veterans Health Administration 46 $63,620.93
Department of State 44 $91,482.48
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 34 $107,842.97
Small Business Administration 30 $93,891.63
Office of Personnel Management 27 $75,792.96
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 27 $72,742.07
Agency for International Development 23 $92,887.30
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 23 $92,011.30
Railroad Retirement Board 18 $86,901.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 17 $85,321.82
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 14 $80,296.43
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 10 $109,996.70
Government Printing Office 8 $86,719.13
Corporation for National and Community Service 7 $92,375.57
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 6 $97,305.33
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 6 $79,446.50
International Trade Administration 5 $79,744.75
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 $110,497.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 5 $105,839.25
National Science Foundation 5 $101,714.40
Peace Corps 4 $91,760.50
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $88,399.67
Securities and Exchange Commission 3 $131,979.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $97,079.67
National Credit Union Administration 2 $101,614.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $83,909.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $107,413.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $94,079.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $66,460.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $120,158.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $112,076.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $115,666.00

Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $80,848.81.

Common Criminal Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of Criminal Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 37,377
ES - Senior Executive Service 359
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 185
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 100
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 76
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 70
CG - Corporate Graded 30
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 18
PG - Printing Office Grades 8
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 6
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 4
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
FO - Foreign Service Officers 2
EG - Consultant (other) 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
EX - Executive Pay 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,233.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management

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
Information ReceptionistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Land Law ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
GuideTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Printing ServicesAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Criminal Investigation Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Criminal Investigator was $77,310. Since then, the average pay has decreased to $1,128 in 2017.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1811.

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