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Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"

How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $84,252.24* *Based on the 2006 average.

Criminal Investigator was the 6th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 38,472 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $85,179.

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 12,605 $85,179.19
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 5,978 $82,300.11
Drug Enforcement Administration 4,994 $83,993.41
U.S. Secret Service 3,269 $81,939.56
Internal Revenue Service 2,803 $83,626.53
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2,419 $86,684.30
U.S. Marshals Service 2,381 $77,328.59
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 321 $92,759.07
Social Security Administration 290 $87,495.63
Environmental Protection Agency 254 $94,924.10
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 222 $86,522.10
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 202 $80,165.31
Transportation Security Administration 181 $111,232.02
Food and Drug Administration 176 $96,451.43
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 170 $89,590.21
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 164 $78,758.63
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 161 $93,495.49
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 160 $86,871.95
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 130 $76,528.49
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 121 $100,413.91
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 119 $93,582.93
Forest Service 106 $77,921.53
Bureau of Industry and Security 96 $91,753.69
Indian Affairs 95 $73,321.80
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 94 $84,989.51
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 90 $95,740.61
U.S. Coast Guard 78 $82,634.26
Department of Energy 68 $87,805.69
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 64 $92,123.47
Bureau of Land Management 60 $78,542.48
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 57 $83,205.09
Department of State 57 $91,387.30
Veterans Health Administration 50 $69,530.68
Headquarters, Nasa 50 $89,608.60
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 47 $102,391.34
National Park Service 46 $72,584.57
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 37 $111,538.81
Small Business Administration 31 $97,901.39
Office of Personnel Management 25 $81,771.36
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 23 $84,442.39
U.S. Agency for International Development 23 $95,485.74
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 21 $94,684.05
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 19 $88,973.42
Railroad Retirement Board 17 $91,588.76
Customs and Border Protection 14 $88,379.29
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 10 $113,239.10
Government Printing Office 8 $94,583.50
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 8 $110,457.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 7 $98,385.86
National Science Foundation 5 $99,877.60
International Trade Administration 5 $82,695.40
Citizenship and Immigration Services 5 $97,959.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $89,718.20
Peace Corps 5 $83,572.20
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $89,662.25
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 4 $101,495.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $104,539.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $101,943.67
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $87,664.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $119,832.50
National Credit Union Administration 2 $104,983.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $138,922.50
National Gallery of Art 1 $73,720.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $123,555.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $87,664.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $119,367.00

Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $84,252.24.

Common Criminal Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of Criminal Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 37,368
ES - Senior Executive Service 369
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 346
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 181
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 65
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 59
CG - Corporate Graded 32
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 20
GI - Gpo Crminal Investigators 8
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 5
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 5
FO - Foreign Service Officers 4
EX - Executive Pay 3
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
SN - Senior Level System 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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
Telecommunications ProcessingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
General Legal and Kindred AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Correctional Institution AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Laundry Operations ServicesAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Criminal Investigation Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Criminal Investigator was $77,310. Since then, the average pay has decreased to $0 in 2019.

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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