Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes. Excludes "Private Detectives and Investigators" (33-9021).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
110,640 0.6 % $35.10 $73,010 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.68 $24.05 $33.08 $43.63 $57.37
Annual Wage (2) $38,850 $50,020 $68,820 $90,750 $119,320


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 47,270 0.85 $29.78 $61,930
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,360 2.13 $44.81 $93,210
State Government (OES Designation) 19,240 0.84 $26.13 $54,340
Postal Service 540 0.08 $43.64 $90,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 200 0.01 $29.95 $62,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,360 2.13 $44.81 $93,210
Local Government (OES Designation) 47,270 0.85 $29.78 $61,930
State Government (OES Designation) 19,240 0.84 $26.13 $54,340
Postal Service 540 0.08 $43.64 $90,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 200 0.01 $29.95 $62,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,360 2.13 $44.81 $93,210
Postal Service 540 0.08 $43.64 $90,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 200 0.01 $29.95 $62,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 47,270 0.85 $29.78 $61,930
State Government (OES Designation) 19,240 0.84 $26.13 $54,340


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 15,940 1.58 1.82 $32.82 $68,260
California 12,720 0.91 1.04 $43.34 $90,150
New York 9,150 1.10 1.26 $35.65 $74,150
Florida 6,960 0.98 1.13 $33.92 $70,550
Arizona 5,230 2.21 2.54 $34.40 $71,560




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 1,790 2.30 2.64 $32.91 $68,440
Arizona 5,230 2.21 2.54 $34.40 $71,560
Texas 15,940 1.58 1.82 $32.82 $68,260
Georgia 4,750 1.27 1.46 $27.22 $56,620
Louisiana 2,300 1.25 1.44 $26.66 $55,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $51.51 $107,150
New Jersey 3,180 0.84 0.97 $44.32 $92,190
Delaware (8) (8) (8) $44.19 $91,910
California 12,720 0.91 1.04 $43.34 $90,150
Alaska 110 0.36 0.41 $42.21 $87,800

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,490 1.96 2.25 $50.93 $105,930
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,840 1.29 1.48 $27.25 $56,670
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,940 0.55 0.63 $43.32 $90,120
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,790 0.72 0.82 $37.79 $78,600
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.95 1.09 $38.16 $79,370
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,390 1.83 2.11 $29.37 $61,090
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,390 3.27 3.76 $32.04 $66,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,360 0.81 0.93 $34.78 $72,350
San Antonio, TX 1,160 1.40 1.61 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,150 0.69 0.79 $38.18 $79,410




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
El Centro, CA 920 18.22 20.93 $33.44 $69,550
Yuma, AZ 710 12.67 14.56 $33.96 $70,640
Brunswick, GA 340 8.68 9.97 $44.55 $92,660
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 880 7.12 8.18 $35.27 $73,360
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 850 3.87 4.45 $32.90 $68,430
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,390 3.27 3.76 $32.04 $66,650
Lake Charles, LA 200 2.33 2.68 $34.14 $71,010
Jacksonville, NC 100 2.24 2.58 $26.67 $55,470
Jefferson City, MO 160 2.23 2.57 $20.52 $42,680
Monroe, LA 150 1.98 2.28 $22.08 $45,920




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,490 1.96 2.25 $50.93 $105,930
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 530 0.56 0.64 $49.45 $102,860
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 540 0.57 0.65 $47.88 $99,600
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $46.96 $97,670
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 50 0.31 0.36 $45.71 $95,090
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 550 0.40 0.46 $45.50 $94,640
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,050 1.10 1.26 $45.19 $94,000
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.25 0.29 $44.79 $93,170
Brunswick, GA 340 8.68 9.97 $44.55 $92,660
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI (8) (8) (8) $43.87 $91,240

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,850 34.35 39.47 $32.46 $67,520
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 1,660 27.17 31.21 $34.31 $71,360
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 690 5.83 6.70 $30.07 $62,540
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 640 24.97 28.68 $32.44 $67,480
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 400 1.37 1.57 $20.35 $42,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 2,850 34.35 39.47 $32.46 $67,520
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 1,660 27.17 31.21 $34.31 $71,360
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 640 24.97 28.68 $32.44 $67,480
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 690 5.83 6.70 $30.07 $62,540
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 120 3.38 3.88 $29.23 $60,810

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 60 1.26 1.45 $36.12 $75,130
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 280 1.52 1.74 $35.09 $72,980
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.31 1.50 $35.03 $72,850
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.77 0.88 $34.88 $72,550
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 100 0.64 0.73 $34.86 $72,500


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011