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Crime Scene Investigator Salary

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

$91,373 (USD)/yr

$44 (USD)/hr

$2,677 (USD)/yr

$90,176 (USD)/yr

$43 (USD)/hr

$2,677 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Investigates alleged or suspected criminal violations of federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution. Examines charge, complaint, or allegation of law violation to identify issues involved and types of evidence needed. Assists in determining scope, timing, and direction of investigation. Develops and uses informants to get leads to information. Interviews, observes, and interrogates suspects and witnesses and analyzes records to secure evidence or establish facts. Examines records to detect links in chain of evidence or information. Uses cameras and photostatic machines to record evidence and documents. Verifies information obtained to establish accuracy and authenticity of facts and evidence. Maintains surveillances and performs undercover assignments. Presents findings in clear, logical, impartial, and properly documented reports. Reports critical information to and coordinates activities with other offices or agencies when applicable. Testifies before grand juries. Serves subpoenas or other official papers. May lead or coordinate work of other special agents. May obtain and use search and arrest warrants. May serve on full-time, detail, or rotational protection assignments. May carry firearms and make arrests. May be designated according to agency worked for as special agent, fbi; special agent, irs; special agent, secret service.
The average crime scene investigator salary in United States is $91,373 or an equivalent hourly rate of $44. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $2,677. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$64,325 (USD)

$113,313 (USD)

Education

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Salary Potential

$105,926 (USD)

16 %

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

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