Private Detective Salary

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What is the average salary for a Private Detective?

The average salary of a Private Detective is $25.9. Salaries start from $14.6 and go up to $40.2. Please note that the average salary for a Private 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.

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$0 $40.2
Starting ($14.58)
Junior ($17.72)
Experienced ($22.24)
Senior ($31.57)
Highest ($40.19)
Highest

The top 10% of Private Detectives in United States earn:

$40.2
Senior

The top 25% of Private Detectives in United States earn:

$31.6
Experienced

The middle 50% of Private Detectives in United States earn:

$22.2
Junior

The bottom 25% of Private Detectives in United States earn:

$17.7
Starting

The bottom 10% of Private Detectives in United States earn:

$14.6

Historical salary

Private Detective salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Private Detective Salary in New Jersey 31.1 1
Private Detective Salary in Nebraska 30.7 2
Private Detective Salary in Washington 29.5 3
Private Detective Salary in Texas 28.5 4
Private Detective Salary in California 28.0 5
Private Detective Salary in Hawaii 28.0 6
Private Detective Salary in Alabama 27.7 7
Private Detective Salary in North Carolina 27.5 8
Private Detective Salary in Tennessee 27.4 9
Private Detective Salary in South Carolina 26.5 10
Private Detective Salary in New York 26.3 11
Private Detective Salary in United States 25.9 12
Private Detective Salary in Connecticut 25.7 13
Private Detective Salary in Maryland 25.6 14
Private Detective Salary in Massachusetts 25.4 15
Private Detective Salary in Delaware 25.4 16
Private Detective Salary in Pennsylvania 25.0 17
Private Detective Salary in Rhode Island 24.8 18
Private Detective Salary in Nevada 24.7 19
Private Detective Salary in Arizona 24.6 20
Private Detective Salary in Missouri 24.6 21
Private Detective Salary in Colorado 24.5 22
Private Detective Salary in Georgia 23.9 23
Private Detective Salary in Kentucky 23.9 24
Private Detective Salary in West Virginia 23.6 25
Private Detective Salary in Virginia 23.2 26
Private Detective Salary in Arkansas 22.9 27
Private Detective Salary in Kansas 22.9 28
Private Detective Salary in Utah 22.7 29
Private Detective Salary in New Hampshire 22.6 30
Private Detective Salary in New Mexico 22.3 31
Private Detective Salary in Indiana 22.3 32
Private Detective Salary in Florida 21.2 33
Private Detective Salary in Michigan 21.1 34
Private Detective Salary in Illinois 20.8 35
Private Detective Salary in Ohio 20.5 36
Private Detective Salary in Montana 20.3 37
Private Detective Salary in Iowa 19.7 38
Private Detective Salary in Oregon 19.5 39
Private Detective Salary in Louisiana 19.3 40
Private Detective Salary in Wisconsin 19.2 41
Private Detective Salary in Oklahoma 18.3 42
Private Detective Salary in Mississippi 15.1 43
Private Detective Salary in South Dakota 14.3 44
Private Detective Salary in Puerto Rico 10.7 45