How much does a Detective make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Detective in the United States is $33 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $29 and $37. Hourly rate 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a 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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Title: (NEX LITLE CREEK) LOSS PREVENTION/SAFETY INVESTIGATOR (DETECTIVE) $300 HIRING INCENTIVE Location: United States-Virginia-Virginia Beach Job Number: 2200018P Job Summary: Responsible for the ...
Lensa - 26 days ago
The Asset Protection Detective's primary responsibility is to prevent the loss of company property while maintaining a safe business environment. Support store's efforts in providing the best ...
Capital Markets Placement - 1 day ago
Integrity Management Services, Inc. - Alexandria , VA
... detection of fraud, waste and abuse in government programs. Results are achieved through data analytics, technology solutions, audit, investigation, and medical review. At IntegrityM, we offer a ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 21 days ago
Constant ability to detect, identify, recognize and observe case subjects; constant communication via telephone and in person with clients, customers and co-workers; frequent operation of motorized ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 34 days ago
Base One Technologies - Ashburn , VA
Primary Responsibilities Identify gaps in malicious activity detection capabilities Create new signatures / rules to improve detection of malicious activity Test and tune existing signatures / rules ...
Lensa - 3 days ago
Mandiant is seeking a Detection Engineer to join our Advanced Practices Detection team. With visibility into the latest threats observed by Mandiant, you will be focused on developing specialized ...
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