Detective Salary in United States

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What is the average salary for a Detective?

The average salary of a Detective in United States is $79,030. Salaries start from $40,110 and go up to $125,320. Please note that the average salary for a Detective may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

$0 $125,320
Starting ($40.1k)
Junior ($52.2k)
Experienced ($76.7k)
Senior ($100.8k)
Highest ($125.3k)
Highest

The top 10% of Detectives in United States earn:

$125,320
Senior

The top 25% of Detectives in United States earn:

$100,760
Experienced

The middle 50% of Detectives in United States earn:

$76,730
Junior

The bottom 25% of Detectives in United States earn:

$52,190
Starting

The bottom 10% of Detectives in United States earn:

$40,110

Historical salary

Detective salary by state

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State Salary Rank
District of Columbia 116,210 1
Alaska 109,930 2
New Jersey 100,140 3
Delaware 98,710 4
California 97,270 5
Maryland 90,660 6
Virginia 88,910 7
New York 88,720 8
Hawaii 87,860 9
Illinois 86,250 10
Michigan 85,500 11
Arizona 83,280 12
Vermont 81,390 13
Colorado 81,380 14
North Dakota 80,800 15
Washington 80,410 16
Pennsylvania 80,330 17
Connecticut 80,260 18
New Mexico 80,090 19
United States 79,030 20
Nevada 78,380 21
Rhode Island 76,960 22
Texas 76,540 23
Oregon 76,100 24
Minnesota 75,140 25
Montana 74,950 26
Iowa 73,190 27
Massachusetts 73,100 28
Wyoming 72,420 29
Florida 72,280 30
New Hampshire 72,280 31
Utah 71,870 32
Nebraska 70,280 33
Ohio 70,070 34
Wisconsin 69,170 35
South Dakota 67,460 36
Missouri 66,330 37
Maine 66,250 38
Puerto Rico 65,390 39
Idaho 65,210 40
Kentucky 63,590 41
Kansas 63,030 42
Indiana 61,470 43
Georgia 60,070 44
Tennessee 58,950 45
Louisiana 58,620 46
West Virginia 58,400 47
Alabama 57,820 48
South Carolina 56,760 49
North Carolina 53,870 50
Oklahoma 53,720 51
Mississippi 53,060 52
Arkansas 52,520 53

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