Crime Scene Investigator Salary in the US

$49,200
per year
per month
$4,100
per month
per year
Bonus
$1,700/year
Bonus
$140/month

Crime Scene Investigator - Average Salary

The average salary for a Crime Scene Investigator is $49,200 per year ($4,100 per month), which is $4,290 (-8%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Crime Scene Investigator can expect an average starting salary of $35,680. The highest salaries can exceed $87,470.
$35,680
Low
$49,200
Average salary
$87,470
High
$2,970
Low
$4,100
Average salary
$7,290
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$49,000
$98,070
Salary$35,680 - 87,470
Bonus$0 - 10,600
Total Pay$35,680 - 98,070
$0
$4,090
$8,170
Salary$2,970 - 7,290
Bonus$0 - 880
Total Pay$2,970 - 8,170

Crime Scene Investigator Salary Range

Low
$35,680
Average salary
$49,200
Senior
$60,800
High
$87,470
Low
$2,970
Average salary
$4,100
Senior
$5,070
High
$7,290

Crime Scene Investigator - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
FBI Crime Scene Investigator$59K/year
+19% 
Forensic Crime Scene Investigator$52K/year
+6% 

Crime Scene Investigator - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Crime Scene Investigator with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $39,650 per year. A mid level Crime Scene Investigator with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $47,380, while a Senior Crime Scene Investigator with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $58,330. Crime Scene Investigators with more than 20 years of experience earn $55,640 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Crime Scene Investigator

Senior▲ +19%
Late Career▲ +13%
Average Salary$49,200/year
Mid Level▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -19%

Gender Breakdown

Female
59%
Male
41%

Crime Scene Investigator - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Crime Scene Investigator jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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