Average Private Detective or Investigator Hourly Pay in Canada

C$20.67
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The average hourly pay for a Private Detective or Investigator in Canada is C$20.67.
10%
C$14.85
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C$20.67
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C$25.73
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MEDIAN C$20.67
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Hourly Rate
C$15 - C$26
Total Pay
C$31,303 - C$63,747

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Job Description for Private Detective or Investigator

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.

Career Paths

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Pay by Experience Level for Private Detective or Investigator

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$19.46 based on 13 salaries. An early career Private Detective or Investigator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.08 based on 44 salaries. A mid-career Private Detective or Investigator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$20.99 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Private Detective or Investigator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$22.96 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$24.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Private Detective or Investigator in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 16.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Winnipeg, Manitoba (15.9% more) and Ottawa, Ontario (0.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Kitchener, Ontario (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 94 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.8%
Early Career
46.8%
Mid Career
12.8%
Experienced
16.0%
Late Career
10.6%