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Narcotics Investigator Salary

$75,723 (USD)

Average Salary

$36/hr

Average Hourly

$1,901

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Narcotics Investigator is $75,723 a year and $36 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Narcotics Investigator is between $54,001 and $93,597. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Narcotics Investigator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • 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.
Narcotics Investigator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Job family population: 103,450

Estimated population of Narcotics Investigator jobs: 5,465

Rate of error: 0.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$87,784
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Narcotics Investigator Job Listings for United States

Pharmacy Tech 3 Investigational Studies
Dec 14
Cleveland, United States
University Hospitals
Description This is a grant funded position (through Dec 2020) for Investigational Drug Service ... narcotics including education, training and Omnicell stocking. Assist the Pharmacy managers and ...
Senior Investigation & Intelligence Instructor (60k-80k)
Nov 7
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McAfee Institute
... narcotics, organized retail crime and more. You know the fun stuff. . . This is a fast-paced role ... Investigations • Cyber Crime • Intelligence • Digital Forensics • Loss Prevention • ...
Special Agent
Nov 25
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California Department of Justice
Two years of experience as a peace officer* in an investigative assignment performing civil, criminal, or narcotics law enforcement work. (Patrol experience may be substituted for the required ...
Special Agent
Nov 25
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California Department of Justice
Two years of experience as a peace officer* in an investigative assignment performing civil, criminal, or narcotics law enforcement work. (Patrol experience may be substituted for the required ...
Special Agent
Nov 25
us
California Department of Justice
Two years of experience as a peace officer* in an investigative assignment performing civil, criminal, or narcotics law enforcement work. (Patrol experience may be substituted for the required ...

The average pay for a Narcotics Investigator is $75,723 a year and $36 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Narcotics Investigator is between $54,001 and $93,597. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Narcotics Investigator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Pharmacy Tech 3 Investigational Studies
Dec 14
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Description This is a grant funded position (through Dec 2020) for Investigational Drug Service ... narcotics including education, training and Omnicell stocking. Assist the Pharmacy managers and ...
Senior Investigation & Intelligence Instructor (60k-80k)
Nov 7
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McAfee Institute
... narcotics, organized retail crime and more. You know the fun stuff. . . This is a fast-paced role ... Investigations • Cyber Crime • Intelligence • Digital Forensics • Loss Prevention • ...
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