Investigator salary in the United States

Average salary
$60,500/yr
Based on 5,791 income tax records
$29,000
$131,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$43K
 
$56K
 
$64K
 
$65K
 
$65K
$29,000
$131,500
How much do Investigators make?
The average total salary for a Investigator is $60,500 per year. This is based on data from 5,791 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Investigator and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Investigator salary can vary between $29,000 to $131,500 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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Investigator salary by location

Investigator salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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National Finance Center, Fairfax County, VA
12 income tax records
$144,000/yr
$109K – $176K
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US Department Of Defense, Montgomery County, MD
12 income tax records
$121,000/yr
$48K – $140K
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State Of New Jersey, Burlington County, NJ
10 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$57K – $91K
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Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, CA
10 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$65K – $118K
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State Of California, Sacramento County, CA
27 income tax records
$72,000/yr
$51K – $95K
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State Of Illinois, Cook County, IL
10 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$40K – $85K
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The City Of New York, New York County, NY
13 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$50K – $74K
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City Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
21 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$48K – $84K
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State Of Alaska, Anchorage County, AK
10 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$44K – $70K
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Dept Of Family Protective Svc, Bexar County, TX
19 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$35K – $65K
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State Of Ohio, Franklin County, OH
12 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$42K – $76K
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District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia County, DC
13 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$28K – $94K
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State Of Nevada, Clark County, NV
12 income tax records
$53,500/yr
$48K – $75K
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State Of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
11 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$42K – $58K
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State Of Florida, Leon County, FL
20 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$31K – $65K
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State Of Arizona, Maricopa County, AZ
31 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$30K – $56K
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State Of Delaware, New Castle County, DE
13 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$27K – $52K

Investigator demographics in United States

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48% are single
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52% are married
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46% have kids
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63% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Investigators in United States

5,791 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a investigator in the United States is $60,500 per year. Investigator salaries in the United States can vary between $29,000 to $131,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 5,791 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as investigator.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for investigators in the United States: National Finance Center ($144,000 a year), US Department of Defense ($121,000 a year), and State of New Jersey ($77,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for investigators in the United States: Washington Metro Area, DC ($92,000 a year), San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($87,500 a year), and Riverside Metro Area, CA ($78,500 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.