Average Detective Salary in United Kingdom

£37,272
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£3,000
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The average salary for a Detective in United Kingdom is £37,272.
10%
£26k
10%
£37k
50%
£50k
90%
90%
MEDIAN £37,272
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Salary
£26k - £50k
Bonus
£20 - £7k
Total Pay
£22k - £50k

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Job Description for Detective

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.

Career Paths

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Pay by Experience Level for Detective

An early career Detective with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £30,968 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Detective with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £38,093 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Detective with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £40,547 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £43,000.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 44 survey responses.
Early Career
36.4%
Mid Career
15.9%
Experienced
36.4%
Late Career
11.4%

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