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Criminal investigator salary in United States

How much does a Criminal Investigator make in the United States?

Average base salary


The average salary for a criminal investigator is $52,974 per year in the United States. 115 salaries reported, updated at September 30, 2022

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Top companies for Criminal Investigators in United States

  1. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    131 reviews19 salaries reported
    $115,040per year
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Highest paying cities for Criminal Investigators near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $61,445 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $60,665 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $58,195 per year
    84 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $54,162 per year
    9 salaries reported
  2. Miami, FL
    $52,497 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Durham, NC
    $52,117 per year
    8 salaries reported
  1. Omaha, NE
    $51,087 per year
    50 salaries reported
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Where can a Criminal Investigator earn more?

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Salary satisfaction

Based on 295 ratings

59% of Criminal Investigators in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


5,006 job openings

Average $53,864 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Criminal Investigator

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