Salary for Private Detectives and Investigators
Also known as: Certified Legal Investigator, Licensed Private Investigator, Loss Prevention Detective, Private Detective, Private Eye, Private Investigator, Skip Tracer, Store Detective
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A Private Detective or Investigator can expect a compensation somewhere between 32000 to 48000 based on levels of tenure. Private Detectives and Investigators can earn a pay level of Forty Seven Thousand Four Hundred dollars annually.
Private Detectives and Investigators receive the highest pay in Virginia, where they receive average pay levels of close to $68420. People working these jobs have the most lucrative average salary level in Educational Services, where they earn an average pay rate of $73480.
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 30.22 percent nationwide in that time.
Private Detectives and Investigators tend to make the most in the following industries:
In general, they earn less within the industries below: