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Criminal Investigator Customs Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$50,885 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Criminal Investigator Customs is $50,885 a year and $24 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Criminal Investigator Customs is between $37,634 and $61,965. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Criminal Investigator Customs. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Investigates persons, common carriers, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the united states, to protect government and business interests and prevent irregular or prohibited importing and exporting: develops sources of information to complete investigations of customs violations.
  • Examines private and public records, interrogates and investigates persons, and uses technical and scientific devices to establish facts, verify data, and secure legal evidence.
  • Determines investigative and arrest or seizure techniques to be used and directs activities of assisting agents.
  • Analyzes and assembles facts and evidence.
  • Seizes contraband, vehicles, and air or sea craft suspected of carrying smuggled merchandise.
  • Arrests violators of customs and related laws.
  • Institutes civil and criminal prosecutions.
  • Investigates applications for duty refunds.
  • Petitions for remission or mitigation of penalties.
  • Testifies in administrative and judicial proceedings.
  • Coordinates activities with other federal or state agencies to enforce customs and related laws.
  • May be required to carry weapon.
Criminal Investigator Customs Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Transit and Railroad Police

Job family population: 5,520

Estimated population of Criminal Investigator Customs jobs: 31

Rate of error: 7.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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