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Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"

How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $87,259.67* *Based on the 2007 average.

Criminal Investigator was the 6th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 38,545 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $88,874.

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 12,419 $88,873.88
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6,049 $84,510.40
Drug Enforcement Administration 4,836 $88,323.66
U.S. Secret Service 3,364 $84,557.42
Internal Revenue Service 2,687 $87,213.79
U.S. Marshals Service 2,528 $78,118.21
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2,460 $89,139.03
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 388 $83,208.59
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 304 $95,773.26
Social Security Administration 286 $90,254.85
Environmental Protection Agency 228 $99,331.81
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 223 $88,831.15
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 200 $81,866.75
Food and Drug Administration 187 $98,608.14
Transportation Security Administration 172 $114,058.24
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 169 $91,763.83
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 168 $90,305.72
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 164 $96,174.99
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 133 $78,323.32
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 117 $104,586.41
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 112 $95,230.60
Forest Service 101 $79,676.39
Bureau of Industry and Security 100 $96,047.61
Indian Affairs 100 $73,688.05
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 89 $88,891.48
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 88 $98,469.72
U.S. Coast Guard 77 $86,009.44
Department of Energy 68 $90,800.01
Bureau of Land Management 66 $78,742.30
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 66 $96,595.95
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 60 $88,750.24
Department of State 56 $96,505.23
Headquarters, Nasa 52 $94,078.37
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 48 $106,187.19
National Park Service 47 $74,163.79
Small Business Administration 36 $99,037.69
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 35 $117,111.34
Veterans Health Administration 34 $59,048.41
U.S. Agency for International Development 25 $102,215.88
Office of Personnel Management 24 $86,997.79
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 21 $97,708.86
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 20 $93,547.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 17 $86,447.82
Railroad Retirement Board 15 $93,440.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 15 $91,120.80
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 12 $114,168.50
Customs and Border Protection 8 $93,458.75
Government Printing Office 7 $99,074.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $114,048.17
Corporation for National and Community Service 6 $95,462.50
International Trade Administration 5 $90,943.80
National Science Foundation 5 $106,722.80
Citizenship and Immigration Services 5 $106,245.40
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $101,439.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $85,719.80
Peace Corps 5 $89,233.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $98,579.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 4 $106,403.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 3 $98,353.67
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $91,022.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $91,308.50
National Credit Union Administration 2 $111,666.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $125,825.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $153,154.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $75,671.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $92,632.00

Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $87,259.67.

Common Criminal Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of Criminal Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 34,497
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 2,853
ES - Senior Executive Service 400
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 334
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 172
ZA - Administrative 132
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 45
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 31
CG - Corporate Graded 30
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 21
GI - Gpo Crminal Investigators 7
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 5
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 4
FO - Foreign Service Officers 4
EX - Executive Pay 3
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1

Starting Paygrade: $28,921.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / 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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Criminal Investigator was $77,310. Since then, the average pay has decreased to $0 in 2021.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1811.

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