Average Private Detective or Investigator Hourly Pay

$24.10
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$1,000
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Private Detective or Investigator is $24.10.
10%
$15.11
MEDIAN
$24.10
90%
$75.76
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$15 - $76
Bonus
$103 - $12,605
Commission
$0 - $5,000
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$32,749 - $116,581
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What Do Private Detective or Investigators Do?

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

4 out of 5
(46)
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3Reviews

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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 $19.60 based on 26 salaries. An early career Private Detective or Investigator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.08 based on 125 salaries. A mid-career Private Detective or Investigator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.62 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Private Detective or Investigator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.37 based on 61 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.
Employees with Private Detective or Investigator in their job title in Tampa, Florida earn an average of 14.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (3.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (33.6% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (17.0% less) and Orlando, Florida (8.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 346 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.5%
Early Career
36.1%
Mid Career
14.5%
Experienced
17.6%
Late Career
24.3%