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Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"

How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $96,936.35* *Based on the 2010 average.

Criminal Investigator was the 6th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 42,360 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $98,443.

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 13,792 $98,442.69
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6,881 $93,641.93
Drug Enforcement Administration 4,968 $97,793.81
U.S. Secret Service 3,537 $97,683.28
U.S. Marshals Service 3,064 $85,927.35
Internal Revenue Service 2,754 $95,148.20
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2,556 $100,343.79
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 402 $96,499.26
Social Security Administration 292 $100,664.02
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 285 $104,714.35
Environmental Protection Agency 273 $104,602.71
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 266 $96,433.66
Food and Drug Administration 201 $108,931.05
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 201 $90,861.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 193 $105,908.41
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 181 $101,383.02
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 166 $103,810.89
Transportation Security Administration 151 $127,185.11
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 147 $105,506.06
Indian Affairs 146 $77,197.40
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 143 $95,949.24
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 122 $115,186.51
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 121 $101,999.51
U.S. Coast Guard 117 $98,180.92
Forest Service 115 $86,316.59
Department of State 103 $106,974.68
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 99 $100,498.04
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 98 $106,415.31
Bureau of Industry and Security 87 $111,210.08
Department of Energy 74 $100,835.32
Bureau of Land Management 73 $85,860.05
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 64 $105,294.08
Headquarters, Nasa 63 $103,498.92
Employment Standards Administration 62 $94,460.48
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 59 $111,846.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 45 $122,386.69
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 43 $127,892.56
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 42 $115,834.55
National Park Service 41 $84,218.27
Small Business Administration 38 $110,876.68
Veterans Health Administration 38 $61,984.00
Office of Personnel Management 31 $101,515.06
U.S. Agency for International Development 29 $106,807.66
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 24 $111,899.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 24 $105,045.29
Railroad Retirement Board 18 $109,328.44
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 18 $114,275.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 13 $124,711.92
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 13 $119,879.62
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 11 $105,912.36
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 9 $137,340.33
National Science Foundation 7 $115,406.43
Government Printing Office 7 $99,609.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 7 $108,988.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 5 $124,743.80
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $125,168.40
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $99,173.20
Peace Corps 4 $132,275.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 4 $96,925.25
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 4 $100,994.25
Citizenship and Immigration Services 4 $118,317.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $115,991.75
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3 $128,779.00
International Trade Administration 2 $134,173.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $106,230.50
National Credit Union Administration 1 $109,672.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $89,792.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $173,674.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $89,846.00

Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $96,936.35.

Common Criminal Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of Criminal Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 37,055
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 4,111
ES - Senior Executive Service 421
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 342
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 151
ZA - Administrative 142
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 40
CG - Corporate Graded 35
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 18
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 9
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 7
GI - Gpo Crminal Investigators 7
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 6
FO - Foreign Service Officers 6
IG - Inspectors General 4
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
EG - Consultant (other) 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

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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