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Detective Criminal Investigation Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$84,362 (USD)

Average Salary

$41/hr

Average Hourly

$2,185

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Detective Criminal Investigation is $84,362 a year and $41 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Detective Criminal Investigation is between $59,990 and $104,361. 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

Description:
  • Detects, prevents, and solves crimes and criminal cases by carrying out investigations.
  • Investigates known or suspected criminals or facts of particular case to detect planned criminal activity or clues.
  • Ascertains criminals' habits, associates, characteristics, aliases, and other personal information by frequenting known haunts of criminals and becoming familiar with criminals.
  • Records and reports such information to commanding officer.
  • Investigates crimes and questions witnesses.
  • Examines scene of crime to obtain clues and gather evidence.
  • Investigates suspected persons and reports progress of investigation.
  • Arrests or assists in arrest of criminals or suspects.
  • Prepares assigned cases for court, according to formalized procedures.
  • Testifies before court and grand jury.
  • May be designated according to nature of crime investigated as detective, automobile section; detective, homicide squad; according to rank as detective sergeant ii; or according to administrative division to which assigned as detective, precinct; detective, youth bureau.
Detective Criminal Investigation Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Job family population: 105,350

Estimated population of Detective Criminal Investigation jobs: 5,566

Rate of error: 0.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$97,798
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About Chicago, Illinois

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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...

Detective Criminal Investigation Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Senior Criminal Investigator
May 10
Chicago, IL, USA
Justice, Office of the Inspector General
... to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct is DOJ programs and personnel, and to ... Criminal Investigation - Requirements ----- ### Conditions of Employment - You must be a U.S.
Loss Prevention Detective
Mar 12
Skokie, Illinois, USA
TJX Companies, Inc.
... into investigations, district management and more are possible. A strong desire for a career in ... Experience or a Criminal Justice background is a plus.
Manager, Asset Protection Fraud & Investigations
Apr 2
Westchester, USA
Follett Corporation
Manages / conducts investigations into e-fraud crime and loss. Financial Fraud & Integrity Investigations Manages and conducts analytically sourced fraud investigations. Evolves fraud detection ...
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