Background Investigator salary in the United States

Average salary
$42,500/yr
Based on 452 income tax records
$19,500
$80,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$33K
 
$41K
 
$49K
 
$46K
 
$43K
$19,500
$80,000
How much do Background Investigators make?
The average total salary for a Background Investigator is $42,500 per year. This is based on data from 452 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Background Investigator and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Background Investigator salary can vary between $19,500 to $80,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Background Investigator salary by company

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Background Investigator demographics in United States

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52% are single
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48% are married
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45% have kids
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55% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Background Investigators in United States

452 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a background investigator in the United States is $42,500 per year. Background investigator salaries in the United States can vary between $19,500 to $80,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 452 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as background investigator.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for background investigators in the United States: Portland Metro Area, OR ($68,500 a year), Washington Metro Area, DC ($59,000 a year), and Miami Metro Area, FL ($47,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.