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Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"

How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $91,008.81* *Based on the 2008 average.

Criminal Investigator was the 6th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 39,367 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $92,320.

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 12,799 $92,319.85
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6,156 $88,541.48
Drug Enforcement Administration 4,807 $92,236.88
U.S. Secret Service 3,388 $89,989.43
U.S. Marshals Service 2,685 $80,423.18
Internal Revenue Service 2,622 $91,104.27
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2,533 $92,880.11
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 388 $89,033.19
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 304 $99,817.51
Social Security Administration 283 $94,191.99
Environmental Protection Agency 239 $100,492.28
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 227 $91,966.15
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 202 $84,253.19
Food and Drug Administration 188 $102,164.05
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 168 $96,431.79
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 165 $95,770.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 164 $100,075.00
Transportation Security Administration 163 $118,117.05
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 146 $83,122.75
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 125 $99,531.65
Forest Service 124 $80,208.99
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 116 $108,933.84
Indian Affairs 107 $76,256.07
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 95 $100,955.95
Department of State 91 $97,113.49
Bureau of Industry and Security 89 $101,567.49
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 89 $92,583.27
U.S. Coast Guard 83 $89,715.00
Employment Standards Administration 74 $83,427.92
Department of Energy 69 $96,478.48
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 67 $100,765.81
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 65 $95,892.88
Bureau of Land Management 62 $82,557.03
Headquarters, Nasa 52 $98,206.73
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 46 $111,276.24
National Park Service 45 $78,337.73
Veterans Health Administration 38 $61,112.58
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 35 $123,242.00
Small Business Administration 34 $104,079.21
U.S. Agency for International Development 27 $104,461.37
Office of Personnel Management 26 $92,942.88
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 21 $103,478.38
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 21 $104,813.24
Department of Veterans Affairs 18 $93,290.89
Railroad Retirement Board 16 $100,028.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 16 $102,295.63
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 12 $124,746.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 8 $126,123.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $106,566.29
Corporation for National and Community Service 7 $102,253.71
National Science Foundation 6 $107,633.17
International Trade Administration 5 $98,263.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $93,390.20
Government Printing Office 5 $87,122.60
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 4 $102,274.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 4 $112,200.50
Citizenship and Immigration Services 4 $109,274.25
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $104,776.00
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $96,030.00
Peace Corps 3 $89,228.33
Customs and Border Protection 3 $80,277.00
National Credit Union Administration 2 $115,393.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $95,658.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $132,043.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $96,791.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $134,538.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $165,528.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $81,394.00

Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $91,008.81.

Common Criminal Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of Criminal Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 35,151
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 3,008
ES - Senior Executive Service 420
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 338
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 163
ZA - Administrative 145
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 43
CG - Corporate Graded 28
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 20
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 17
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 6
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 6
FO - Foreign Service Officers 5
GI - Gpo Crminal Investigators 5
EX - Executive Pay 4
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
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: $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

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The series code of this occupation is 1811.

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