Who pays the most for crime scene investigators?

In general, the greater the area or responsibility of the agency with whom you work, the greater the pay. This is both in the scope of responsibilities as well as the geographic region. A local police department with responsibilities limited to the jurisdiction of a city will generally pay less than the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who covers the entire nation. Likewise, a crime scene technician responsible for taking fingerprints will generally be paid less than a criminalist with a background in multiple technical disciplines which may include psychology and medicine.

How is a crime scene investigator paid?
Where should I work to make the most money as a crime scene investigator?