Police Detective Salary in the United States

How much does a Police Detective make in the United States? The average Police Detective salary in the United States is $64,562 as of August 27, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $52,163 and $78,073. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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What is a Police Detective?

A detective is an investigator, usually a member of a law enforcement agency. They often collect information to solve crime by talking to witnesses and informants, collecting physical evidence, or searching records in databases. This leads them to arrest criminals and enable them to be convicted in court. A detective may work for the police or privately....

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