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How much does a Detective make in Vermont?

Average Detective Hourly Wage in Vermont

Detectives earn a median hourly wage of $37.12. Hourly wages typically start from $23.64 and go up to $55.18.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Detective Yearly Salary in Vermont

Detectives earn a median salary of $77,220 per year. Salaries typically start from $49,160 and go up to $114,770.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Learn more about the Detective job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Detectives earn in other states.

Detectives can work at all levels of government. The BLS (2011) says those employed by local governments earned $62,900 a year on average and those working for state governments averaged $59,390. Detectives employed by the federal government made $96,680 on average, and those working for the U.S. Postal Service averaged $89,860.

Detectives working in large, metropolitan areas or for investigation/departments of public safety are more often afforded higher salaries, due to the caseload they are required to take on. State agencies are also likely to pay criminal investigators a higher salary than police/sheriff’s departments at the local level. A number of city police departments and county sheriff’s departments offer education incentives, which allow detectives to earn a percentage above base pay, depending on the type of degree they carry. BLS statistics reported that, as of May 2013, detectives in the federal executive branch received the highest pay of all industries, with an annual mean wage of $103,180.

According to the BLS, the top salaries for detectives by state are: District of Columbia: $116,210; Alaska: $109,930; New Jersey: $100,140; Delaware: 98,710; California: $97,270.

Salary Satisfaction

3.4
SCORE
69
RATINGS
Detectives average a score of 3.4 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Detectives in the 87th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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How to Become a Detective

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    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
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      Offers: Certificate, Bachelors
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Detective Earnings by Seniority

Top End Detective Earnings

The highest earning Detectives in Vermont earn:

$55.18
an hour
$114,770
per year
Senior Detective Earnings

Senior Detectives in Vermont earn:

$40.49
an hour
$84,230
per year
Experienced Detective Earnings

Experienced Detectives in Vermont earn:

$37.12
an hour
$77,220
per year
Junior Detective Earnings

Junior Detectives in Vermont earn:

$28.52
an hour
$59,320
per year
Starting Detective Earnings

Starting Detectives in Vermont earn:

$23.64
an hour
$49,160
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Detective salary comparison

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Historical salary for Detectives in Vermont

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Should I be a Detective?

Think you might be interested in becoming a Detective? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good detective? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Certificate, Bachelors
  3. Get Hired
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