AU$86,695
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A Detective earns an average salary of AU$86,172 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$64,564 - AU$110,484
AU$65K
AU$87K
AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$86,695
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AU$0AU$112K
Salary AU$64,564 - AU$110,484
Bonus AU$4,500
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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AU$65,000 - AU$112,649
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

Job Description for Detective

Typically, detectives are employed by companies to assist in loss and theft prevention. Examples of prospective employers for detectives include insurance companies, which use detectives when determining settlement shares; organizations that require background checks and security clearances, which use detectives as a part of the hiring process; and retail companies, where they may assist with loss prevention.

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Detective Tasks

  • Collect, store, protect, and analyze physical evidence from crime scenes to aid investigation.
  • Work closely with team members and other departments.
  • File reports, documents, and other paperwork.
  • Interview sources.
  • Respond to incidents and complaints, document interactions, and collect evidence.

Detective Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

3%

National Average: AU$87,681

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Detective

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Detective Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
AU$88,000

▼19%

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 67%