Private Investigators Salary

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The average yearly salary for Private Investigators is $22,950. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Private Investigators, you could expect a starting pay rate of $18,900 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 $27,000 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 Investigators Pay Statistics

Average Yearly Private Investigators Salary

$18,360 - $27,540

Starting Yearly Private Investigators Salary

$15,120 - $22,680

Top Yearly Private Investigators Salary

$21,600 - $32,400

Monthly Private Investigators Pay Statistics

Average Monthly Private Investigators Salary

$1,530 - $2,295

Starting Monthly Private Investigators Salary

$1,260 - $1,890

Top Monthly Private Investigators Salary

$1,800 - $2,700

Hourly Private Investigators Pay Statistics

Average Hourly Private Investigators Salary

$8 - $12

Starting Hourly Private Investigators Salary

$7 - $10

Top Hourly Private Investigators Salary

$10 - $14


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

National Salary Data for Private Investigators


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