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Background Investigator Salary

How much does a Background Investigator make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Background Investigator

$44,214 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$601 (USD)/yr

$43,715 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$601 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Conducts confidential background investigations on job applicants in compliance with all laws and other required Federal regulations. Facilitates the evaluation of an individual's trustworthiness for access to classified information or placement in a sensitive position. Interviews subjects and references in person or by telephone. Gathers, compiles, and assesses factual information from a variety of personal and record sources relevant to applicants.
The average background investigator salary in United States is $44,214 or an equivalent hourly rate of $21. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $601. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$32,925 (USD)

$53,616 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$51,256 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Background Investigator will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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