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National Detective Salary Information

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The average yearly salary for Detective is $21,250. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Detective, you could expect a starting pay rate of $17,500 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $25,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Detective Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Detective Salary

$17,000 - $25,500

Starting Yearly Detective Salary

$14,000 - $21,000

Top Yearly Detective Salary

$20,000 - $30,000

Monthly Detective Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Detective Salary

$1,417 - $2,125

Starting Monthly Detective Salary

$1,167 - $1,750

Top Monthly Detective Salary

$1,667 - $2,500

Hourly Detective Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Detective Salary

$8 - $11

Starting Hourly Detective Salary

$6 - $9

Top Hourly Detective Salary

$9 - $13


Detective Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Detective age in the United States is 45 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 74% of Detective are male in the United States, and 26% of the Detective are female in the United States.

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