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Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"

How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $94,766.43* *Based on the 2009 average.

Criminal Investigator was the 6th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 40,796 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $96,317.

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 13,291 $96,316.84
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6,562 $91,463.33
Drug Enforcement Administration 4,907 $96,006.57
U.S. Secret Service 3,471 $94,773.20
U.S. Marshals Service 2,807 $83,619.14
Internal Revenue Service 2,727 $93,429.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2,545 $97,528.47
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 379 $95,609.05
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 295 $102,929.05
Social Security Administration 291 $98,139.24
Environmental Protection Agency 252 $102,459.63
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 231 $95,113.77
Food and Drug Administration 197 $106,747.70
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 196 $101,077.72
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 193 $89,339.06
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 161 $102,744.29
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 160 $101,057.69
Transportation Security Administration 153 $123,539.92
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 150 $88,544.82
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 129 $103,951.78
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 124 $112,539.85
Indian Affairs 124 $77,093.76
Forest Service 121 $83,860.67
U.S. Coast Guard 103 $94,236.54
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 94 $104,979.83
Department of State 90 $103,454.32
Bureau of Industry and Security 86 $109,276.53
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 86 $98,894.34
Employment Standards Administration 77 $90,222.30
Bureau of Land Management 72 $83,057.89
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 69 $106,114.25
Department of Energy 67 $97,395.07
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 67 $102,898.63
Headquarters, Nasa 52 $105,221.71
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 50 $117,234.24
National Park Service 42 $80,720.19
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 39 $122,864.08
Veterans Health Administration 38 $62,538.58
Small Business Administration 35 $110,549.63
Office of Personnel Management 31 $95,570.90
Department of Treasury 25 $105,894.96
U.S. Agency for International Development 24 $113,332.83
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 22 $106,203.91
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 19 $111,968.37
Department of Veterans Affairs 19 $101,319.42
Railroad Retirement Board 17 $106,043.29
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 15 $116,536.60
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 12 $124,643.92
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 11 $131,652.55
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $112,875.57
Government Printing Office 7 $94,307.86
National Science Foundation 6 $116,784.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 6 $114,002.83
Export-Import Bank of the United States 5 $118,482.60
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 4 $108,399.75
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $96,424.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 4 $102,217.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 4 $118,773.50
Citizenship and Immigration Services 4 $115,115.00
Peace Corps 3 $124,438.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $114,668.33
International Trade Administration 3 $118,952.33
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $103,489.50
National Credit Union Administration 1 $103,000.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $167,679.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $85,281.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $139,638.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $88,037.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $104,314.00

Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $94,766.43.

Common Criminal Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of Criminal Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 35,559
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 4,037
ES - Senior Executive Service 419
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 345
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 153
ZA - Administrative 149
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 44
CG - Corporate Graded 32
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 12
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 10
GI - Gpo Crminal Investigators 7
FO - Foreign Service Officers 7
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 6
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 5
IG - Inspectors General 4
EG - Consultant (other) 2
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 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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