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What Do Private Detective or Investigators Do?
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 financial and criminal actions against individuals, doing background checks, gathering and reviewing documents, and following an individual's movements to gather information. Other tasks may inc
Private Detective or Investigator Tasks
Conduct research on the internet and through the phone to identify people and their locations.
Investigate potential fraud, for instance, insurance fraud.
Analyze data and prioritize work to produce results.
Document tactics, resulting information and information gaps.
Job Satisfaction for Private Detective or Investigator
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Private Detective or Investigators?
An entry-level Private Detective or Investigator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$19.42 based on 15 salaries. An early career Private Detective or Investigator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.21 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Private Detective or Investigator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$23.68 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Private Detective or Investigator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$23.92 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$23.
Employees with Private Detective or Investigator in their job title in Winnipeg, Manitoba earn an average of 16.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (6.7% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kitchener, Ontario (3.0% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 83 survey responses.
a Private Detective or Investigator typically makes between C$14.61 - C$25.76.
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