Average Detective Salary in Canada

Avg. Base Salary (CAD)

The average salary for a Detective is C$63,000

Base Salary
C$45k - C$102k
C$46 - C$1k
Total Pay
C$40k - C$101k
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What Do Detectives Do?

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.
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FAQs About Detectives

What is the highest pay for Detectives?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Detective is CA$102k / year

What is the lowest pay for Detectives?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Detective is CA$45k / year

How can Detectives increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Detective is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Detective that oversees more junior Detectives, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.