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Crime Scene Investigator Salary
in San Francisco, California

$114,814 (USD)

Average Salary

$55/hr

Average Hourly

$3,364

Average Bonus

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Crime Scene Investigator is $114,814 a year and $55 an hour in San Francisco, California, United States. The average salary range for a Crime Scene Investigator is between $80,827 and $142,383. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Crime Scene Investigator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Francisco, California.

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Job Summary

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.
Crime Scene Investigator Job Prevalence in San Francisco, California, United States

Job family: Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Job family population: 105,350

Estimated population of Crime Scene Investigator jobs: 28,676

Rate of error: 0.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$133,101
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: San Francisco (, Spanish: [sam fɾanˈsisko]; Spanish for "Saint Francis"), officially City and County of San Francisco and colloquially known by its initialism SF, is a city in, and the cultural, commercial, and financial center of, Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 883,305 residents as of 2018. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second most densely populated large U.S. city, and the fifth most...

Crime Scene Investigator Job Listings for San Francisco, California

Private Investigator
Jul 16
San Francisco, CA, USA
Lemieux & Associates
Insurance investigations experience preferred ... Associates/Bachelor, Degree in Criminal Justice or Related Field a plus * Ability and willingness ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Crime Scene Investigator is $114,814 a year and $55 an hour in San Francisco, California, United States. The average salary range for a Crime Scene Investigator is between $80,827 and $142,383. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Crime Scene Investigator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Francisco, California.

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Private Investigator
Jul 16
San Francisco, CA, USA
Lemieux & Associates
Insurance investigations experience preferred ... Associates/Bachelor, Degree in Criminal Justice or Related Field a plus * Ability and willingness ...
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