Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Texas
Is Texas a good place for you to work as a Detective or Criminal Investigator?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Texas is growing faster than average.
Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Detectives and Criminal Investigators Work in Texas?
In Texas, there were 15,930 people working as Detectives and Criminal Investigators in the year 2018.
There were 16,780 Detectives and Criminal Investigators employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 850 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,050 Detectives and Criminal Investigators working in it, which means Texas has more Detectives and Criminal Investigators than average.
Job Projections for Texas
Jobs for Detectives and Criminal Investigators in this state are growing at a rate of 9.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.5%.
Texas Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 1,330 annual Detectives and Criminal Investigators job openings in Texas, and 19,580 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 7,500 annual jobs and 115,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Detectives and Criminal Investigators Make in Texas?
In 2018 wages for Detectives and Criminal Investigators ranged from $41,350 to $127,250 with $82,260 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.88 to $61.18. The median hourly rate was $39.55.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $38.17 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $1.38.
The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Texas Metros for Detectives and Criminal Investigators
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Detectives and Criminal Investigators.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||1,720||$84,560|
|El Paso, TX||1,620||$85,600|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||1,520||$77,750|
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||1,500||$67,370|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX||1,470||$71,000|
|Corpus Christi, TX||190||$82,250|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX||90||$53,600|
|Wichita Falls, TX||30||$50,910|
|San Angelo, TX||30||$76,520|
Top States for Detectives and Criminal Investigators Employment
The table below shows the states where most Detectives and Criminal Investigators work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||3,050||$133,330|
Below are the states where Detectives and Criminal Investigators get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$133,330|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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