Detective Salary in the United States

How much does a Detective make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Detective in the United States is $31 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $28 and $35. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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Average Hourly Wage

Core compensation

 
 
 
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31

Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

Includes base and short-term incentives

 
 
 
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32
These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Detective in the United States. The average hourly rate for Detective ranges from $28 to $35 with the average hourly pay of $31. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $28 to $35 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $32.

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