What Do Detective or Criminal Investigator Do?
Occupation Description Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.
Other Detective or Criminal Investigator Job Titles
- Narcotics Investigator
- Deputy United States Marshal
- Police Detective
- Narcotics Detective
- Homicide Detective
Job Demand for Detectives and Criminal Investigators
There were about 110,900 jobs for Detective or Criminal Investigator in 2016 (in the United States). New jobs are being produced at a rate of 4.5% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 5,000 new jobs for Detective or Criminal Investigator by 2026. The BLS estimates 7,500 yearly job openings in this field.
The states with the most job growth for Detective or Criminal Investigator are Nevada, Utah, and Arkansas. Watch out if you plan on working in New Jersey, Maryland, or Wyoming. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.
How Much Does a Detective or Criminal Investigator Make?
The average yearly salary of a Detective or Criminal Investigator ranges between $43,800 and $138,860.
Detectives and Criminal Investigators who work in District of Columbia, Alaska, or Hawaii, make the highest salaries.
How much do Detectives and Criminal Investigators make in each U.S. state?
|State||Annual Mean Salary|
|District of Columbia||$122,460|
Who Employs Detectives and Criminal Investigators?
The table below shows the approximate number of Detectives and Criminal Investigators employed by various industries.
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