Private Investigator Average Salary

Private Investigator Total Pay (?
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$25,947 - $113,583
(Median)
26K
48K
110K
MEDIAN: $48,324
10%
50%
90%

Private Investigator is most closely related to Private Detective or Investigator

Private detectives or investigators find and analyze facts and information, which may range from legal to financial to personal information depending on the needs of their employer (which may be individuals or companies). Their day-to-day tasks may include conducting surveillance on suspects, researching ...
Average Salary (?
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(Median)
$31K
$50K
$110K
MEDIAN: $49,981
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50%
90%
Popular Employers
Private Detective or Investigator - Self-Employed , hourly rate: $30.00
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$35K
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MEDIAN: $55,250
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MEDIAN: $67,880
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(Median)
$29K
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MEDIAN: $40,381
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