What is the average salary for a Private Detective in United States?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Private Detective is $53,890. Salaries start from $30,330 and go up to $83,600. 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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Highest

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

$83,600
Senior

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

$65,660
Experienced

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

$46,250
Junior

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

$36,860
Starting

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

$30,330

Historical salary

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