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Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"

How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $102,780.51* *Based on the 2014 average.

Criminal Investigator was the 11th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 40,969 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $104,613.

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 13,394 $104,612.65
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6,393 $103,060.72
Drug Enforcement Administration 4,618 $102,106.03
U.S. Marshals Service 3,669 $88,631.55
U.S. Secret Service 3,279 $106,182.96
Internal Revenue Service 2,464 $101,228.34
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2,456 $102,330.02
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 426 $103,751.70
Social Security Administration 288 $105,513.26
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 267 $107,722.93
Environmental Protection Agency 228 $109,866.45
Food and Drug Administration 221 $111,360.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 213 $107,540.30
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 201 $97,330.22
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 196 $106,089.98
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 164 $107,403.80
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 157 $109,006.98
Indian Affairs 153 $83,712.39
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 147 $104,890.44
National Protection and Programs Directorate 128 $106,705.98
Department of State 124 $111,540.01
Transportation Security Administration 116 $129,688.22
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 115 $118,226.90
Forest Service 111 $90,636.06
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 107 $108,361.07
U.S. Coast Guard 101 $104,242.75
Bureau of Industry and Security 98 $112,455.86
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 95 $112,107.38
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 82 $110,887.01
Department of Energy 79 $104,664.94
Bureau of Land Management 74 $91,164.53
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 70 $112,833.81
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 65 $109,774.37
Headquarters, Nasa 58 $109,171.36
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 56 $124,694.46
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 46 $120,920.67
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 46 $141,151.15
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 42 $146,866.62
Office of Labor-Management Standards 41 $98,528.37
National Park Service 36 $86,853.19
Veterans Health Administration 33 $65,748.09
Office of Personnel Management 33 $102,213.06
Small Business Administration 32 $116,357.72
U.S. Agency for International Development 31 $109,514.87
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 25 $107,573.52
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 25 $110,104.08
Railroad Retirement Board 20 $117,122.40
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 19 $111,460.58
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 13 $131,408.77
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 11 $111,772.36
Securities and Exchange Commission 9 $173,819.33
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 9 $109,752.33
Government Printing Office 8 $113,205.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 8 $136,423.13
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 7 $108,110.43
International Trade Administration 7 $101,568.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 6 $129,719.83
Peace Corps 6 $117,506.33
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 5 $114,474.20
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $129,123.00
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $113,025.60
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 $127,039.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 4 $112,917.25
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $102,211.75
Corporation for National and Community Service 4 $116,032.75
National Science Foundation 4 $116,949.75
Citizenship and Immigration Services 3 $129,366.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $111,656.50
National Gallery of Art 1 $94,430.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $158,922.00

Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $102,780.51.

Common Criminal Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of Criminal Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 38,640
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 1,166
ES - Senior Executive Service 431
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 324
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 115
ZA - Administrative 102
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 41
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 40
CG - Corporate Graded 37
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 26
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 9
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 8
GI - Gpo Crminal Investigators 8
FO - Foreign Service Officers 7
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 3
IG - Inspectors General 2
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 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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