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General Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "General Investigator"

How much does a General Investigator in the federal government get paid? $82,929.35* *Based on the 2016 average.

General Investigator was the 112th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 2,070 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Office of Personnel Management hired the most employees titled General Investigation, with an average salary of $81,970.

Government General Investigation jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a General 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 General Investigator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Office of Personnel Management 1,418 $81,970.06
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 91 $90,221.36
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 73 $105,995.63
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 46 $97,627.52
Food and Nutrition Service 35 $85,123.17
Environmental Protection Agency 19 $108,583.84
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 15 $93,359.58
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 13 $109,920.54
Food Safety and Inspection Service 12 $102,665.25
Office of Special Counsel 11 $97,616.73
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 9 $105,773.89
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 9 $103,195.56
Department of Energy 9 $142,212.33
Offices, Boards and Divisions 6 $125,212.67
Risk Management Agency 6 $109,667.50
Agency for International Development 5 $99,949.80
Federal Aviation Administration 5 $160,410.00
U.S. Secret Service 4 $136,158.25
Veterans Health Administration 4 $67,543.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 3 $119,274.67
Federal Election Commission 3 $116,050.33
Railroad Retirement Board 3 $78,219.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 3 $84,420.33
National Park Service 3 $97,062.67
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $74,217.50
Office for Civil Rights 2 $67,272.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 2 $104,529.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $129,133.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $87,433.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 2 $79,213.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $107,473.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $107,473.50
National Science Foundation 2 $94,350.50
Transportation Security Administration 1 $140,164.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $62,621.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $118,672.00
Social Security Administration 1 $102,932.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $118,069.00
Departmental Offices 1 $126,570.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $106,460.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $115,041.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $102,932.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $74,869.00
Office of the Director 1 $114,480.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $112,014.00

General Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Investigator is $82,929.35.

Common General Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of General Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,059
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 5
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1

Starting Paygrade: $25,871.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $136,659.00 / 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 General 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
Marine CargoAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Telephone OperatingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
GuideTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Insurance AccountsClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average General Investigation Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a General Investigator was $71,722. Since then, the average pay has increased to $82,929 in 2016.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

Federal employee salaries are public information under open government laws (5 U.S.C. § 552). FederalPay provides this data in the interest of government transparency — employee data may not be used for commercial soliciting or vending of any kind. Learn more about the FederalPay Employees Dataset here.

The series code of this occupation is 1810.

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