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Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"

How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $104,316.75* *Based on the 2015 average.

Criminal Investigator was the 7th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 40,846 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $106,231.

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 13,398 $106,230.71
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6,348 $105,528.11
Drug Enforcement Administration 4,588 $103,115.81
U.S. Marshals Service 3,593 $91,040.55
U.S. Secret Service 3,254 $106,225.84
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2,579 $100,318.86
Internal Revenue Service 2,319 $104,566.91
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 449 $105,164.68
Social Security Administration 277 $107,536.83
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 275 $108,275.13
Food and Drug Administration 229 $112,842.93
Environmental Protection Agency 219 $111,365.18
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 200 $106,858.06
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 197 $110,229.38
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 196 $99,641.28
Customs and Border Protection 174 $120,422.88
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 165 $109,375.99
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 153 $104,197.65
Indian Affairs 152 $84,693.46
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 150 $108,661.13
National Protection and Programs Directorate 124 $109,460.05
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 120 $119,000.63
Transportation Security Administration 113 $131,638.56
Bureau of Industry and Security 102 $112,473.63
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 100 $109,684.42
Forest Service 97 $91,877.16
U.S. Coast Guard 97 $106,826.34
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 87 $115,844.02
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 81 $112,783.57
Bureau of Land Management 77 $93,279.35
Department of Energy 77 $105,804.70
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 68 $113,996.56
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 66 $108,879.85
Headquarters, Nasa 60 $109,256.87
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 56 $123,669.70
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 51 $139,752.29
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 46 $122,935.43
Office of Labor-Management Standards 46 $96,322.65
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 41 $113,795.63
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 39 $151,507.46
National Park Service 36 $87,377.89
Veterans Health Administration 36 $65,897.08
Office of Personnel Management 35 $104,179.31
Small Business Administration 32 $112,552.16
U.S. Agency for International Development 30 $112,486.73
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 27 $108,912.59
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 24 $111,691.79
Railroad Retirement Board 20 $119,066.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 13 $131,811.31
Securities and Exchange Commission 13 $176,293.23
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 13 $102,162.92
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 12 $110,627.33
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 9 $112,674.44
National Science Foundation 9 $112,234.89
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 9 $133,666.44
Government Printing Office 8 $115,347.75
International Trade Administration 7 $110,932.14
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $107,712.83
Peace Corps 6 $121,626.67
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $115,204.20
Export-Import Bank of the United States 5 $131,275.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $133,468.20
Corporation for National and Community Service 4 $119,979.25
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $103,774.75
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 4 $132,553.75
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 3 $132,190.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $114,403.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 2 $134,824.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $114,347.50
National Gallery of Art 1 $94,203.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $167,028.00

Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $104,316.75.

Common Criminal Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of Criminal Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 37,927
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 1,764
ES - Senior Executive Service 433
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 321
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 112
ZA - Administrative 93
CG - Corporate Graded 43
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 42
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 37
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 24
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 13
FO - Foreign Service Officers 8
GI - Gpo Crminal Investigators 8
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 7
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 3
IG - Inspectors General 2
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 2
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 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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