Private Detectives and Investigator Career

Job Description: Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.


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Private Detectives and Investigator Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$53,530

Median Hourly Wage

$25.74*

Total Employed Nationally

28,490


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.