Average Private Detective or Investigator Hourly Pay

$24.36
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$15.41
MEDIAN
$24.36
90%
$71.44

The average hourly pay for a Private Detective or Investigator is $24.36

Hourly Rate
$15 - $71
Bonus
$103 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $19k
Commission
$1k - $108k
Total Pay
$33k - $118k
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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.
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Job Satisfaction for Private Detective or Investigator

4 out of 5
(44)
Highly Satisfied
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Gender Breakdown

Male
65.5%
Female
33.6%
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

47%

Dental

40%

Vision

32%

None

51%