Information About Detectives And Criminal Investigators

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Training

Detectives and criminal investigators need work experience in a related occupation.

Degrees for Detectives and criminal investigators
Training for Detectives And Criminal Investigators
Percent
Less than High School 0.5
High School 10.0
Some College 25.9
Associates Degree 12.1
Bachelors Degree 40.2
Masters Degree 9.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.8

Employment

Represents about 112,000 people in the United States- 1.1% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 18,000 more detectives and criminal investigators but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 41,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, detectives and criminal investigators make $36.41 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Detectives and criminal investigators $19.00 $24.50 $34.50 $45.40 $58.70
Protective service occupations $9.08 $11.70 $17.60 $26.80 $36.00
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, detectives and criminal investigators make $75,720 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Detectives and criminal investigators $39,660 $51,060 $71,770 $94,620 $122,290
Protective service occupations $18,880 $24,480 $36,740 $55,790 $74,900
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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