Detectives And Criminal Investigators

What Are The 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
Typical education of 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

What Is the Employment Outlook for Detectives And Criminal Investigators?

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.

This career includes 116,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Detectives And Criminal Investigators Make?

On average, detectives and criminal investigators make $39.18 per hour or $81,490 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Detectives And Criminal Investigators?

Hourly income for Detectives and criminal investigators in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Detectives And Criminal Investigators?

Annual salary for Detectives and criminal investigators in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

Is This Your Career?

Can we ask you a couple questions about detectives and criminal investigators?

Tell us a little about this career