How much does a Police Detective make in the United States? The average Police Detective salary in the United States is $65,658 as of August 27, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $53,049 and $79,398. 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.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Police Detective in the United States. The base salary for Police Detective ranges from $53,049 to $79,398 with the average base salary of $65,658. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $54,077 to $80,509 with the average total cash compensation of $65,658.