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General Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "General Investigator"

How much does a General Investigator in the federal government get paid? $79,145.75* *Based on the 2009 average.

General Investigator was the 85th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 3,056 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Office of Personnel Management hired the most employees titled General Investigation, with an average salary of $76,239.

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 1,731 $76,239.48
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 910 $79,152.94
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 108 $79,453.55
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 63 $93,271.85
Food and Nutrition Service 45 $80,147.07
Environmental Protection Agency 30 $105,596.87
Internal Revenue Service 19 $81,897.11
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 18 $89,135.61
Office of Special Counsel 14 $104,944.43
Food Safety and Inspection Service 12 $88,440.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 12 $115,597.58
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 11 $130,449.55
Department of Energy 8 $134,928.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 7 $103,101.00
Risk Management Agency 6 $102,210.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 6 $109,668.17
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $107,626.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 5 $68,110.80
Federal Election Commission 4 $106,487.25
Transportation Security Administration 4 $116,973.50
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $78,312.00
Office for Civil Rights 3 $60,686.00
National Park Service 3 $83,351.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $59,434.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $95,323.00
National Science Foundation 2 $80,909.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $63,010.50
Department of Treasury 2 $113,007.00
Veterans Health Administration 2 $68,275.50
Federal Communications Commission 2 $88,935.50
U.S. Agency for International Development 2 $88,626.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $99,518.00
Social Security Administration 1 $81,170.00
Department of State 1 $113,007.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $116,419.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $64,561.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $132,914.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $106,145.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $106,145.00
Office of the Director 1 $86,927.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $106,814.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $86,927.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $112,995.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $95,620.00

General Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Investigator is $79,145.75.

Common General Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of General Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,009
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 19
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 12
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 8
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 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 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
Transportation Clerk and AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Office Automation Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Security AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Accounting TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Equal Opportunity ComplianceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average General Investigation Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a General Investigator was $71,722. Since then, the average pay has decreased to $0 in 2019.

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.

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The series code of this occupation is 1810.

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