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Investigator Narcotics Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$80,771 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Investigator Narcotics is $80,771 a year and $39 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Investigator Narcotics is between $57,601 and $99,836. 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 and apprehends persons suspected of illegal sale or use of narcotics.
  • Compiles identifying information on suspects charged with selling narcotics.
  • Maintains surveillance of suspect to detect modus operandi.
  • Picks undercover officer best suited to contact suspect and purchase narcotics.
  • Secures police funds required to make purchase.
  • Submits written report containing charges, available facts, and evidence to magistrate to authorize search warrant or wire tap.
  • Observes and photographs narcotic purchase transaction to compile evidence and protect undercover investigator.
  • Arrests narcotics offenders.
  • Obtains statements for prosecution of offenders and appears in court as witness.
Investigator Narcotics Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Job family population: 105,350

Estimated population of Investigator Narcotics jobs: 5,566

Rate of error: 0.3%

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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