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Narcotics Investigator Salary
in Virginia, United States

$76,070 (USD)

Average Salary

$37/hr

Average Hourly

$1,909

Average Bonus

Last updated: February 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Narcotics Investigator is $76,070 a year and $37 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Narcotics Investigator is between $54,248 and $94,026. 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 Virginia, United States.

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Job Summary

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 Virginia, United States

Job family: Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Job family population: 105,350

Estimated population of Narcotics Investigator jobs: 5,566

Rate of error: 0.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$88,186
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

Narcotics Investigator Job Listings for Virginia, United States

Special Investigations Unit personnel New openings AFS
Feb 16
Leesburg, VA, USA
American Fusion Systems
... narcotics. Must be willing to travel to investigate cases requiring further inquiry. Be available to report to court in cases as needed on behalf of AFS. During emergency be available to assist in ...
Appropriations Liaison Officer
Feb 11
Arlington, VA, USA
Drug Enforcement Administration
Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for ...
Supervisory Program Analyst
Feb 9
Arlington, VA, USA
Drug Enforcement Administration
Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for ...
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