A Private Detective or Investigator earns an average wage of C$21.20 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

C$29,479 - C$98,264
C$29K
C$47K
C$98K
MEDIAN: C$47,170
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50%
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C$14.63 - C$27.33
C$15
C$21
C$27
MEDIAN: C$21.20
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$33KC$66KC$99K
Salary
C$29,479 - C$98,264  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$30,946 - C$67,256  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$14C$28C$42
Hourly Rate
C$14.63 - C$27.33  
   
Hourly Tips
C$1.79  
Overtime
C$20.21 - C$40.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$28KC$56KC$84K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$30,946 - C$67,256  
   
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Pay by Experience Level for Private Detective or Investigator

Pay by Experience for a Private Detective or Investigator has a positive trend. An entry-level Private Detective or Investigator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 31 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Private Detective or Investigator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Private Detective or Investigator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 17 salaries. A Private Detective or Investigator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$46,302

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Key Stats for Private Detective or Investigator

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Private Detective or Investigator Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

Late-Career
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
C$46,000

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 63%
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