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Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"

How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $100,338.91* *Based on the 2013 average.

Criminal Investigator was the 7th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 41,655 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $101,916.

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 13,555 $101,916.22
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6,616 $99,374.99
Drug Enforcement Administration 4,726 $100,314.76
U.S. Marshals Service 3,710 $86,294.85
U.S. Secret Service 3,322 $102,929.26
Internal Revenue Service 2,541 $98,879.77
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2,401 $103,776.58
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 441 $99,860.60
Social Security Administration 288 $103,866.42
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 265 $106,079.61
Environmental Protection Agency 245 $107,650.92
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 218 $106,437.27
Food and Drug Administration 215 $109,837.11
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 212 $102,555.51
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 209 $95,276.92
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 169 $103,917.88
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 156 $103,142.47
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 154 $106,973.20
Indian Affairs 150 $82,311.73
Transportation Security Administration 134 $127,726.57
National Protection and Programs Directorate 132 $104,325.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 125 $116,006.50
Department of State 119 $111,994.53
Forest Service 115 $88,237.83
U.S. Coast Guard 109 $102,120.05
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 101 $108,849.20
Bureau of Industry and Security 98 $111,982.97
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 88 $109,673.51
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 87 $107,657.97
Department of Energy 80 $102,341.58
Bureau of Land Management 77 $88,254.45
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 65 $110,086.49
Headquarters, Nasa 61 $106,073.30
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 59 $112,533.90
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 56 $123,118.54
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 47 $137,596.43
Office of Labor-Management Standards 45 $96,657.47
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 44 $121,785.50
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 40 $140,556.83
National Park Service 39 $85,819.67
Small Business Administration 36 $116,008.78
Veterans Health Administration 36 $63,264.03
Office of Personnel Management 29 $103,655.69
U.S. Agency for International Development 28 $109,256.61
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 28 $107,921.96
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 24 $105,352.92
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 23 $104,490.30
Railroad Retirement Board 18 $114,963.56
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 13 $128,482.92
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 11 $112,281.09
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 9 $107,675.78
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 8 $98,365.75
Government Printing Office 8 $109,493.13
National Science Foundation 7 $115,716.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 7 $139,618.00
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $114,177.67
International Trade Administration 6 $107,351.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $107,490.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 $124,957.80
Peace Corps 5 $119,109.60
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 5 $111,720.60
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $131,911.25
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $100,972.75
Export-Import Bank of the United States 4 $121,667.50
Citizenship and Immigration Services 3 $125,706.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 3 $116,975.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $109,806.50
National Credit Union Administration 1 $147,672.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $201,000.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $92,341.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $115,742.00

Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $100,338.91.

Common Criminal Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of Criminal Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 39,341
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 1,127
ES - Senior Executive Service 425
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 343
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 132
ZA - Administrative 109
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 40
CG - Corporate Graded 39
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 38
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 24
GI - Gpo Crminal Investigators 8
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 7
FO - Foreign Service Officers 7
IG - Inspectors General 3
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 2
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 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

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The series code of this occupation is 1811.

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