Career and Job Search Guide

Private Detective and Investigator Salary and Wage Information

  Percentile 10% (Low) 50% (Median) 90% (High)
  Hourly Wage $9.48 $16.23 $30.95
  Annual Wage $19,700 $33,800 $64,400
  • "10% (Low)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "50% (Median)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "90% (High)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data is not available
* The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S. based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

 Career Description
Private Detectives and Investigators Detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment, or seek, examine, and compile information for client.