General Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "General Investigator"

How much does a General Investigator in the federal government get paid? $79,746.50* *Based on the 2010 average.
3,276 EMPLOYEES
$261.09M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Investigator was the 82nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 3,276 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Office of Personnel Management hired the most employees titled General Investigation, with an average salary of $77,028.

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 1,790 $77,028.21
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 983 $78,000.83
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 113 $80,709.57
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 72 $100,530.47
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 60 $97,298.86
Food and Nutrition Service 47 $81,379.53
Environmental Protection Agency 27 $108,615.96
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 22 $81,812.45
Internal Revenue Service 18 $79,042.83
Department of Energy 16 $130,978.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 14 $94,123.86
Office of Special Counsel 13 $105,831.92
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 11 $123,722.82
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 8 $95,751.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 8 $48,250.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 7 $106,329.57
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 7 $94,017.57
Risk Management Agency 6 $105,242.83
Transportation Security Administration 5 $120,926.00
Federal Election Commission 4 $109,856.00
Agency for International Development 4 $108,641.00
National Park Service 3 $87,034.67
Office for Civil Rights 3 $61,916.33
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $80,461.00
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission 3 $106,400.00
Veterans Health Administration 2 $72,062.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $115,700.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $98,125.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $72,359.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 2 $66,210.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $85,434.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $106,537.50
Federal Communications Commission 2 $93,589.50
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $67,102.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $115,742.00
Department of State 1 $115,742.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $103,154.00
Social Security Administration 1 $92,001.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $108,639.00
Office of the Director 1 $92,801.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $112,224.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $57,508.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $102,529.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $97,936.00
National Science Foundation 1 $84,855.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $140,259.00

General Investigator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Investigator is $79,746.50.

Common General Investigator Payscales

Payscale Number of General Investigation Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,226
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 16
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 14
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 8
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,233.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 1800 INSPECTION, INVESTIGATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND COMPLIANCE GROUP

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
Logistics ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Safety TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Military PayClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Correspondence ClerkClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average General Investigation Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a General Investigator was $71,722. Since then, the average pay has decreased to $1,054 in 2017.


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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