Detective Salary (United States)

A Detective earns an average salary of $52,687 per year.
Detective Total Pay (?
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$37,739 - $97,334
(Median)
38K
77K
97K
MEDIAN: $52,686
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Detective Total Pay (?
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$14.32 - $34.13
(Median)
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22
31
34
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$37,739 - $97,334  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
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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$34,600 - $96,033  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.32 - $34.13  
   
Overtime
$21.84 - $60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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).
)
$34,600 - $96,033  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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Job Description for Detective

  • Interview suspects, witnesses and victims.
  • May testify in court.
  • Compile, examine, and secure case evidence.

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Pay by Experience Level for Detective

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
up arrow 79%
New York
up arrow 63%
National Average
$53,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Experience Affects Detective Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%
Late-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$53,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%
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