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Private Detectives and Investigators in Wisconsin

Considering a career as a Private Detective or Investigator in Wisconsin?

6.5% Jobs Projection
$42,510 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Private Detectives and Investigators in Wisconsin are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Private Detectives and Investigators in Wisconsin is growing faster than average.

  • Private Detectives and Investigators in Wisconsin earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Private Detectives and Investigators Work in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, there were 270 people working as Private Detectives and Investigators in the year 2018.

There were 320 Private Detectives and Investigators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Private Detectives and Investigators in WI Employment Trend

The typical state has 320 Private Detectives and Investigators working in it, which means Wisconsin has fewer Private Detectives and Investigators than average.

Private Detectives and Investigators in WI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Private Detectives and Investigators in this state are growing at a rate of 6.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.6%.

Job Projections for Private Detectives and Investigators: Nation vs. WI

Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 30 annual job openings, and a total of 330 jobs for Wisconsin Private Detectives and Investigators in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 4,500 annual jobs and 45,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Private Detectives and Investigators Make in Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Private Detectives and Investigators ranged from $24,040 to $63,580 with $42,510 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.56 to $30.57. The median hourly rate was $20.44.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $19.88 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.56.

The median salary in Wisconsin is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Private Detectives and Investigators Earnings: WI vs. National Average

Top Wisconsin Metros for Private Detectives and Investigators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Private Detectives and Investigators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 670 $57,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 430 n/a
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 $42,910

Top States for Private Detectives and Investigators Employment

The table below shows the states where most Private Detectives and Investigators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 3,870 $65,420
Pennsylvania 3,100 $42,750
Florida 2,860 $36,570
New York 1,720 $59,780
Texas 1,570 $46,720
Ohio 1,280 $38,080
Georgia 1,080 $47,500
Illinois 860 $55,580
New Jersey 740 $62,060
Tennessee 580 $0
North Carolina 570 $51,370
Massachusetts 550 $54,340
Michigan 530 $50,620
Louisiana 520 $44,490
Minnesota 490 $0
Nevada 460 $69,300
Arizona 380 $52,060
Oregon 350 $52,260
Colorado 340 $50,740
Oklahoma 300 $37,220

Below are the states where Private Detectives and Investigators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Nevada $69,300
District of Columbia $68,940
Alaska $67,240
California $65,420
Virginia $65,170
New Jersey $62,060
New York $59,780
Idaho $57,310
Connecticut $57,300
Maryland $56,580

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