Police Detective Salary

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The average yearly salary for Police Detective is $46,750. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Police Detective, you could expect a starting pay rate of $38,500 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. You could potentially make an average income of around $55,000 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.


Yearly Police Detective Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Police Detective Salary

$37,400 - $56,100

Starting Yearly Police Detective Salary

$30,800 - $46,200

Top Yearly Police Detective Salary

$44,000 - $66,000

Monthly Police Detective Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Police Detective Salary

$3,117 - $4,675

Starting Monthly Police Detective Salary

$2,567 - $3,850

Top Monthly Police Detective Salary

$3,667 - $5,500

Hourly Police Detective Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Police Detective Salary

$17 - $25

Starting Hourly Police Detective Salary

$14 - $21

Top Hourly Police Detective Salary

$20 - $29


Police Detective Gender and Age Stats


Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Police Detective age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Police Detective are male in the United States, and 51% of the Police Detective are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Police Detective


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