Private Investigator Salary

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The average yearly salary for Private Investigator is $28,900. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Private Investigator, you could expect a starting pay rate of $23,800 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 $34,000 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 Investigator Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Private Investigator Salary

$23,120 - $34,680

Starting Yearly Private Investigator Salary

$19,040 - $28,560

Top Yearly Private Investigator Salary

$27,200 - $40,800

Monthly Private Investigator Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Private Investigator Salary

$1,927 - $2,890

Starting Monthly Private Investigator Salary

$1,587 - $2,380

Top Monthly Private Investigator Salary

$2,267 - $3,400

Hourly Private Investigator Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Private Investigator Salary

$10 - $15

Starting Hourly Private Investigator Salary

$9 - $13

Top Hourly Private Investigator Salary

$12 - $18


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

National Salary Data for Private Investigator


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