Detectives And Criminal Investigators

Training Requirements for Detectives And Criminal Investigators

Detectives and criminal investigators need a high school diploma or equivalent, less than 5 years experience and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Detectives and criminal investigators
Percent
Less than High School 0.6
High School 6.2
Some College 24.2
Associates Degree 10.8
Bachelors Degree 42.0
Masters Degree 13.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.8

Employment Outlook for Detectives And Criminal Investigators

This represents about 116,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 less detectives and criminal investigators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 28,000 more.

Typical Income for Detectives And Criminal Investigators

Hourly Income

On average,detectives and criminal investigators make $39.18 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Detectives and criminal investigators $20.30 $26.53 $37.56 $49.68 $63.08
Protective service occupations $9.74 $12.32 $18.59 $28.70 $39.42
Law enforcement workers $15.07 $18.78 $25.60 $35.63 $44.66
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, detectives and criminal investigators make $81,490 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Detectives and criminal investigators $42,220 $55,180 $78,120 $103,330 $131,200
Protective service occupations $20,260 $25,630 $38,660 $59,700 $81,980
Law enforcement workers $31,350 $39,060 $53,240 $74,120 $92,890
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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