Private Detective Salary

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The average yearly salary for Private Detective is $27,200. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Private Detective, you could expect a starting pay rate of $22,400 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 $32,000 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 Private Detective Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Private Detective Salary

$21,760 - $32,640

Starting Yearly Private Detective Salary

$17,920 - $26,880

Top Yearly Private Detective Salary

$25,600 - $38,400

Monthly Private Detective Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Private Detective Salary

$1,813 - $2,720

Starting Monthly Private Detective Salary

$1,493 - $2,240

Top Monthly Private Detective Salary

$2,133 - $3,200

Hourly Private Detective Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Private Detective Salary

$10 - $15

Starting Hourly Private Detective Salary

$8 - $12

Top Hourly Private Detective Salary

$11 - $17


Private 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 Private Detective age in the United States is 38 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Private Detective are male in the United States, and 51% of the Private Detective are female in the United States.

National Salary Data for Private Detective


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