How is a crime scene investigator paid?

Crime scene investigators normally work for a law enforcement agency. This may be a local police department, a county investigations unit, a state agency, or a federal agency. Most of these law enforcement units pay a fixed salary on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly payroll period. Depending on the resources associated with those units, there may also be associated benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and retirement accounts.

How much can I expect to make as a crime scene investigator?
Who pays the most for crime scene investigators?