Wage and Hour Investigator - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Wage and Hour Investigator"How much does a Wage and Hour Investigator in the federal government get paid? $98,509.78* *Based on the 2021 average.
Wage and Hour Investigator was the 156th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 1,123 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Wage and Hour Division hired the most employees titled Wage And Hour Investigation Series, with an average salary of $98,503.
Government Wage And Hour Investigation Series jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Wage And Hour Investigation Series 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.
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 Wage and Hour Investigator
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Wage and Hour Division||1,120||$98,502.89|
|Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management||3||$101,080.67|
Wage and Hour Investigator Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Wage and Hour Investigator is $98,509.78. The highest paid Wage and Hour Investigator made $174,439 in 2021.
Common Wage and Hour Investigator Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Wage And Hour Investigation Series Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||1,123|
|Starting Paygrade:||$28,921.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$152,771.00 / 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 Wage and Hour 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|
|Contact Representative||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|General Telecommunication||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Clerk-Typist||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Packaging||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Wage And Hour Investigation Series Pay Trend from 2009 to 2021
In 2009, the average pay for a Wage and Hour Investigator was $65,576. Since then, the average pay has increased to $98,510 in 2021.
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