Average Police Detective Salary in United Kingdom

£38,231
Avg. Salary
£3,000
Bonus
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The average salary for a Police Detective in United Kingdom is £38,231.
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£20k
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£38k
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£50k
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MEDIAN £38,231
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Salary
£20k - £50k
Bonus
£1k - £15k
Total Pay
£20k - £51k

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Job Description for Police Detective

Police Detective Tasks
  • Compile, examine, and secure case evidence.
  • May testify in court.
  • Interview suspects, witnesses and victims.

Career Paths

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Police Detective
Police Sergeant
Detective or Criminal Investigator
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More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for Police Detective

An early career Police Detective with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £30,028 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Police Detective with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £30,521 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Police Detective with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £39,361 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £39,882.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 46 survey responses.
Early Career
19.6%
Mid Career
17.4%
Experienced
30.4%
Late Career
32.6%

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