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Criminal Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Criminal Investigator"

How much does a Criminal Investigator in the federal government get paid? $105,320.40* *Based on the 2016 average.

Criminal Investigator was the 6th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 40,991 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Criminal Investigation, with an average salary of $106,815.

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 13,571 $106,814.78
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6,273 $107,271.36
Drug Enforcement Administration 4,522 $104,781.04
U.S. Marshals Service 3,491 $93,330.31
U.S. Secret Service 3,303 $104,821.55
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2,690 $99,384.03
Internal Revenue Service 2,198 $106,909.10
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 458 $105,268.21
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 282 $108,884.00
Social Security Administration 273 $109,278.75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 237 $97,351.18
Environmental Protection Agency 214 $112,130.93
Food and Drug Administration 210 $114,067.76
Customs and Border Protection 199 $121,956.18
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 199 $108,561.62
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 194 $114,394.05
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 170 $111,363.32
Indian Affairs 152 $86,677.66
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 149 $108,220.28
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 149 $107,568.58
Department of State 133 $114,889.06
National Protection and Programs Directorate 130 $109,860.96
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 118 $120,288.92
Bureau of Industry and Security 105 $112,584.03
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 103 $109,283.97
U.S. Coast Guard 97 $107,257.13
Forest Service 91 $94,387.43
Transportation Security Administration 86 $135,144.97
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 82 $119,916.87
Department of Energy 81 $105,338.05
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 80 $112,418.06
Bureau of Land Management 79 $94,555.97
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 73 $112,599.03
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 70 $116,909.39
Headquarters, Nasa 62 $113,253.31
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 55 $123,287.13
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 51 $146,473.29
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 48 $151,264.27
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 45 $123,588.80
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 42 $115,343.14
Office of Labor-Management Standards 42 $100,059.00
Veterans Health Administration 36 $66,457.47
National Park Service 35 $88,069.91
Small Business Administration 35 $115,592.20
Office of Personnel Management 33 $106,976.12
U.S. Agency for International Development 30 $112,330.47
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 29 $112,471.93
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 24 $113,616.92
Railroad Retirement Board 17 $118,551.29
Securities and Exchange Commission 13 $179,692.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 13 $128,358.15
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 12 $110,454.08
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 12 $107,559.17
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 10 $135,883.30
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 9 $114,316.78
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 8 $114,217.25
National Science Foundation 8 $120,179.63
International Trade Administration 7 $114,247.71
Peace Corps 6 $126,229.83
Export-Import Bank of the United States 6 $132,654.17
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $119,709.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 5 $130,188.20
Government Printing Office 5 $112,364.80
Corporation for National and Community Service 4 $122,186.75
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $105,960.75
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $127,943.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3 $134,109.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $96,241.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $124,889.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $117,297.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $99,723.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 1 $130,666.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $177,742.00

Criminal Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator is $105,320.40.

Common Criminal Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of Criminal Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 37,188
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 2,667
ES - Senior Executive Service 446
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 312
ZA - Administrative 91
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 85
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 46
CG - Corporate Graded 42
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 41
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 28
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 13
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 8
FO - Foreign Service Officers 6
GI - Gpo Crminal Investigators 5
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 3
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
IG - Inspectors General 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 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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