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How much does a Private Detective make in New York?

Average Private Detective Hourly Wage in New York

Private Detectives earn a median hourly wage of $28.46. Hourly wages typically start from $16.39 and go up to $44.82.

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

Average Private Detective Yearly Salary in New York

Private Detectives earn a median salary of $59,190 per year. Salaries typically start from $34,100 and go up to $93,220.

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

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Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
47
RATINGS
Private Detectives average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Private Detectives in the 46th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Private Detective Earnings by Seniority

Top End Private Detective Earnings

The highest earning Private Detectives in New York earn:

$44.82
an hour
$93,220
per year
Senior Private Detective Earnings

Senior Private Detectives in New York earn:

$35.03
an hour
$72,870
per year
Experienced Private Detective Earnings

Experienced Private Detectives in New York earn:

$28.46
an hour
$59,190
per year
Junior Private Detective Earnings

Junior Private Detectives in New York earn:

$23.56
an hour
$49,010
per year
Starting Private Detective Earnings

Starting Private Detectives in New York earn:

$16.39
an hour
$34,100
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Private Detective salary comparison

Private Detectives earn more than 63% percent of Services careers in New York. Private Detective salaries are in the top 65% of all careers in New York.

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Source:

Historical salary for Private Detectives in New York

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