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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.

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 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

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 RepresentativeClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
General TelecommunicationClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Clerk-TypistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Therapeutic Radiologic TechnologistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
PackagingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-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.

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 1849.

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