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Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"

How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $98,228.75* *Based on the 2011 average.

Criminal Investigator was the 6th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 42,463 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $99,465.

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 13,827 $99,464.74
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6,964 $95,582.45
Drug Enforcement Administration 4,811 $99,382.14
U.S. Secret Service 3,534 $99,195.34
U.S. Marshals Service 3,111 $87,827.41
Internal Revenue Service 2,731 $95,463.90
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2,515 $102,061.96
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 480 $93,928.78
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 300 $103,673.95
Social Security Administration 289 $102,038.90
Environmental Protection Agency 265 $106,875.49
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 253 $99,257.96
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 220 $103,398.66
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 218 $91,124.60
Food and Drug Administration 206 $109,825.58
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 174 $100,753.45
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 169 $102,790.50
Transportation Security Administration 152 $127,897.82
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 146 $106,425.82
Indian Affairs 143 $79,250.90
National Protection and Programs Directorate 131 $101,911.26
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 129 $115,230.05
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 124 $101,311.82
Forest Service 117 $86,766.76
U.S. Coast Guard 112 $100,451.55
Department of State 109 $108,540.52
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 96 $108,219.81
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 95 $103,452.59
Bureau of Industry and Security 94 $111,025.28
Department of Energy 77 $99,848.69
Bureau of Land Management 73 $87,295.75
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 69 $108,048.61
Headquarters, Nasa 62 $105,569.76
Office of Labor-Management Standards 56 $94,742.41
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 54 $112,526.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 51 $118,460.35
National Park Service 45 $83,777.09
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 45 $129,829.64
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 44 $124,490.43
Small Business Administration 38 $112,463.42
Veterans Health Administration 36 $64,488.14
Office of Personnel Management 30 $102,003.97
U.S. Agency for International Development 30 $112,624.10
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 25 $105,148.12
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 22 $111,415.91
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 21 $103,891.33
Railroad Retirement Board 19 $114,123.32
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 18 $111,729.33
Federal Housing Finance Agency 14 $144,051.43
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 14 $129,985.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 11 $108,722.45
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 10 $89,862.80
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 9 $136,228.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 9 $103,204.89
Government Printing Office 7 $91,196.57
National Science Foundation 7 $117,129.43
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $106,015.43
International Trade Administration 6 $102,137.67
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 $122,193.40
Export-Import Bank of the United States 5 $124,538.40
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 5 $105,164.20
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 5 $110,745.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 4 $119,985.50
Peace Corps 4 $135,366.25
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $132,629.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $106,611.67
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $107,339.50
National Gallery of Art 1 $89,846.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $165,300.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $89,792.00

Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $98,228.75.

Common Criminal Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of Criminal Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 38,280
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 2,972
ES - Senior Executive Service 432
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 337
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 152
ZA - Administrative 133
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 40
CG - Corporate Graded 37
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 24
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 13
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 8
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 7
GI - Gpo Crminal Investigators 7
FO - Foreign Service Officers 6
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
IG - Inspectors General 4
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 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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