How much does a Detective/Investigator, Except Public make in the United States? The average Detective/Investigator, Except Public salary in the United States is $49,430 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $39,937 and $59,774. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $39,937 10% $31,295 90% $69,192 75% $59,774 $49,430 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Detective/Investigator, Except Public

Detective/Investigator, Except Public conducts private investigations to locate missing persons, obtains confidential information, and solves crimes. May require an associate's degree or its equivalent and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Being a Detective/Investigator, Except Public is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Additionally, Detective/Investigator, Except Public performs a variety of complicated tasks. Typically reports to an executive or head of a unit/department. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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