Average Detective Salary

$65,948
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$43k
MEDIAN
$66k
90%
$116k

The average salary for a Detective is $65,948

Base Salary
$43k - $116k
Bonus
$100 - $20k
Total Pay
$43k - $116k
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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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Job Satisfaction for Detective

4.3 out of 5
(58)
Highly Satisfied
11Reviews
Based on 58 responses, the job of Detective has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.25 out of 5. On average, Detectives are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
79.6%
Female
19.5%
Prefer to self-define
0.9%
This data is based on 113 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

95%

Dental

78%

Vision

72%

None

5%