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Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"

How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $99,239.29* *Based on the 2012 average.

Criminal Investigator was the 6th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 42,425 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $100,375.

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 13,833 $100,374.64
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6,857 $97,559.15
Drug Enforcement Administration 4,867 $99,019.77
U.S. Marshals Service 3,462 $86,290.16
U.S. Secret Service 3,434 $102,186.54
Internal Revenue Service 2,657 $97,163.89
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2,435 $103,928.01
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 456 $96,844.30
Social Security Administration 294 $102,862.57
Environmental Protection Agency 287 $107,967.27
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 278 $104,981.44
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 224 $105,797.57
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 223 $101,542.74
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 219 $93,398.02
Food and Drug Administration 198 $110,657.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 174 $103,565.82
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 163 $101,810.14
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 151 $107,546.89
Indian Affairs 150 $82,007.07
Transportation Security Administration 139 $128,548.78
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 130 $115,725.12
National Protection and Programs Directorate 124 $103,855.97
Forest Service 119 $86,964.10
Department of State 117 $110,290.59
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 109 $107,178.01
U.S. Coast Guard 102 $101,832.84
Bureau of Industry and Security 92 $112,926.24
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 91 $106,043.18
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 91 $109,684.81
Bureau of Land Management 77 $88,632.32
Department of Energy 73 $101,965.42
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 69 $108,493.62
Headquarters, Nasa 59 $106,911.83
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 56 $120,955.55
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 56 $110,765.27
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 49 $130,445.86
Office of Labor-Management Standards 47 $96,124.91
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 45 $123,243.42
National Park Service 43 $83,623.23
Small Business Administration 39 $111,054.05
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 37 $141,531.51
Veterans Health Administration 33 $64,505.88
Office of Personnel Management 31 $104,061.19
U.S. Agency for International Development 29 $112,315.59
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 25 $102,588.52
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 23 $107,872.26
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 21 $111,809.10
Railroad Retirement Board 17 $113,602.76
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 12 $125,049.83
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 12 $116,430.08
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 10 $107,338.80
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 9 $136,328.78
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 8 $93,208.38
National Science Foundation 8 $111,143.50
International Trade Administration 7 $104,367.14
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $111,196.83
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $123,014.40
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 5 $106,438.60
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 $123,902.80
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $105,435.80
Export-Import Bank of the United States 5 $126,141.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 5 $112,424.00
Government Printing Office 4 $90,454.25
Peace Corps 4 $137,067.50
Citizenship and Immigration Services 3 $125,706.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 3 $116,641.67
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $108,323.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $143,807.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $89,846.00

Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $99,239.29.

Common Criminal Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of Criminal Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 39,368
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 1,857
ES - Senior Executive Service 432
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 336
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 138
ZA - Administrative 117
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 41
CG - Corporate Graded 41
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 36
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 25
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 7
FO - Foreign Service Officers 7
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
GI - Gpo Crminal Investigators 4
IG - Inspectors General 3
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
SN - Senior Level System 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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