High-Powered Criminal Law Jobs for 2021

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q:

What kind of jobs are in criminal law?

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Criminal law encompasses (but is not limited to) a range of different jobs such as criminal investigators, FBI and DEA agents, criminal attorneys, forensic psychologists, forensic accountants, secret service agents, homeland security, homicide detectives, forensic science technicians, and similar. Duties and responsibilities for these positions vary depending on the exact position, but they generally include fighting crime and criminals. Some roles may require employees to work abroad, even in some hostile and remote destinations.

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What kind of online jobs can be done in criminal law?

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As remote positions are steadily rising, it’s not surprising that some criminal law enforcement jobs are done from the employee's home office. Those work-from-home positions involve: 

  • Criminal justice teaching 
  • Law enforcement transcription
  • Background investigation
  • Criminal justice course writing
  • Claims investigator

However, remote jobs aren’t limited only to the above positions. Other available roles include criminal research analysts, online instructors, criminal court researchers, case reviewers, and more.

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What jobs can you get with criminal law?

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Apart from jobs directly related to crime and law, a legal degree allows you to apply for a range of related positions. Thus, you have the opportunity to work as an insurance fraud investigator, emergency management coordinator, private investigator, investigative analyst, paralegal, park ranger, state trooper, parole, and probation officer. Other options include a substance abuse counselor, social worker, assistant or associate professor of criminal justice, visiting professor, and full criminal justice professor.

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Do criminologists get paid well?

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Just like with all other jobs, experience, and location impact a criminologist's salary. Thus, a criminologist who has 1–4 years of experience may earn between $31,800 and $65,169. Those who have somewhat more, 5–19 years of experience, may make $30,000 to $65,169. Professionals with 20+ years of expertise might earn between $42,600 and $82,500 per year. Those who work for the federal government have better earning prospects than those employed by state or local authorities.

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What is the highest paying job in criminology?

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The lawyer’s salary may range between $74,980 and $163,320 per year. However, a criminal lawyer’s average annual salary may exceed $120,000. With such figures, lawyers have by far the highest salary among the criminal law professionals. Their main duties include representing at court in civil and criminal trial procedures.

Other highly-paid criminal law jobs include private investigators and detectives with an annual salary of $59,320 to $92,700 and federal marshals with a yearly payment of $38,511 to $48,708. Forensic analysts make $37,520 to $58,510 per year. Probation officers earn $35,990–$60,430 annually, while corrections officers make $29,660 to $51,000 per year.