All About Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Job Description & Duties Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes.
Types of Detective or Criminal Investigator Jobs
- Homicide Detective
- Narcotics Investigator
- FBI Investigator
- Police Detective
- Deputy United States Marshal
Job Demand for Detectives and Criminal Investigators
In the United States, there were 110,900 jobs for Detective or Criminal Investigator in 2016. 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. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 7,500 job openings in this field each year.
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.
Detective or Criminal Investigator Average Salary
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|
Where do Detectives and Criminal Investigators Work?
The table below shows the approximate number of Detectives and Criminal Investigators employed by various industries.
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