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Background Investigator Salary
in San Diego, California

$48,912 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$665

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Background Investigator is $48,912 a year and $24 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Background Investigator is between $36,424 and $59,313. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Background Investigator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

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.
Background Investigator Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Private Detectives and Investigators

Job family population: 30,980

Estimated population of Background Investigator jobs: 1,695

Rate of error: 8.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$56,703
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

Background Investigator Job Listings for San Diego, California

Private Investigator
Jun 27
San Diego, CA, USA
Lemieux & Associates
We are seeking experienced Field Investigators in the San Diego area. This is a part-time position ... background check. Company Description At Lemieux & Associates, it is our mission to be the gold ...
Warehouse Background - Associate
Jul 22
San Ysidro, CA, USA
ASPIRE TEAM
Employment contingent upon successful completion of background investigation. Drug-free work environment. Only candidates whose profiles closely match requirements will be contacted during this ...
California Work for Warriors Program Outreach Specialist
Jul 23
San Diego, CA, USA
Veteran Infrastructure Products LLC
Candidates must successfully complete federal background investigation. Job Type: Full-time Complete pre-employment questionnaire at
Census Taker (Enumerator)
Jul 1
San Diego, CA, USA
US Census Bureau
Suitability/Background Investigation for Federal employment. APPLY TODAY AT The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Company Description The U.S. Census counts each resident of the ...
Census Taker (Enumerator)
Jul 1
Vista, CA, USA
US Census Bureau
Suitability/Background Investigation for Federal employment. APPLY TODAY AT The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Company Description The U.S. Census counts each resident of the ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Background Investigator is $48,912 a year and $24 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for a Background Investigator is between $36,424 and $59,313. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Background Investigator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Background Investigator Job Listings for San Diego, California

Private Investigator
Jun 27
San Diego, CA, USA
Lemieux & Associates
We are seeking experienced Field Investigators in the San Diego area. This is a part-time position ... background check. Company Description At Lemieux & Associates, it is our mission to be the gold ...
Warehouse Background - Associate
Jul 22
San Ysidro, CA, USA
ASPIRE TEAM
Employment contingent upon successful completion of background investigation. Drug-free work environment. Only candidates whose profiles closely match requirements will be contacted during this ...
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