Detective Salary in the United States

How much does a Detective make in the United States? The average Detective salary in the United States is $65,296 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $57,339 and $72,226. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Salary range for a Detective
$57,339 to $72,226
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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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Job Openings for Detective
Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group - Seattle , WA
MUST HAVE 1-2 YEARS STORE DETECTIVE/MARKET INVESTIGATOR EXPERIENCE It's a great time to join Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group as a Store Detective. The Store Detective's primary ...
ZipRecruiter - 2 days ago
HUB Enterprises, Inc - Pittsburgh , PA
Experience: · Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. · Military or Law Enforcement. · Private Investigator or detective experience. · Proven history in a closely related field
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago
Performs data mining and analyses to detect aberrancies/outliers in claims and data in order to proactively seek out and report FWA * Arranges and conducts meetings with providers, employees ...
LinkedIn - 8 days ago
The Network Threat Detection Engineer, Analyst, will support a team of network security engineers, who work within Enterprise Information Security (EIS); Work closely with Control Officers to ensure ...
MUFG - 4 days ago
Eliassen Group - Greenwich , CT
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Threat Detection Analyst with our industry-leading client in Stamford. We will accept corp to corp or w2 contractors. For our w2 consultants, we offer a ... - 8 days ago
Eliassen Group - Stamford , CT
Senior Threat Detection Analyst Our client, a leader in their industry, has an excellent opportunity available for a Senior Threat Detection Analyst to work on a 12-month + contract position (with ... - 9 days ago
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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 Detective in the United States. The base salary for Detective ranges from $57,339 to $72,226 with the average base salary of $65,296. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $57,554 to $72,273 with the average total cash compensation of $66,214.

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