Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
109,960 0.4 % $38.00 $79,030 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.29 $25.09 $36.89 $48.44 $60.25
Annual Wage (2) $40,110 $52,190 $76,730 $100,760 $125,320


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) 46,130 0.84 $31.45 $65,420
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 42,950 2.14 $49.60 $103,180
State Government (OES Designation) 20,170 0.92 $28.15 $58,550
Postal Service 520 0.08 $43.12 $89,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 0.00 $34.95 $72,700

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) 42,950 2.14 $49.60 $103,180
State Government (OES Designation) 20,170 0.92 $28.15 $58,550
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,130 0.84 $31.45 $65,420
Postal Service 520 0.08 $43.12 $89,690
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 50 0.02 $32.60 $67,800

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) 42,950 2.14 $49.60 $103,180
Postal Service 520 0.08 $43.12 $89,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 120 (7) $34.95 $72,700
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 50 0.02 $32.60 $67,800
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,130 0.84 $31.45 $65,420


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 16,550 1.52 1.83 $36.80 $76,540
California 12,020 0.82 0.98 $46.76 $97,270
New York 10,250 1.19 1.43 $42.66 $88,720
Florida 7,050 0.95 1.14 $34.75 $72,280
Arizona 5,900 2.38 2.88 $40.04 $83,280




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)
District of Columbia 2,630 3.95 4.76 $55.87 $116,210
New Mexico 1,890 2.42 2.91 $38.51 $80,090
Arizona 5,900 2.38 2.88 $40.04 $83,280
Texas 16,550 1.52 1.83 $36.80 $76,540
Montana 540 1.22 1.47 $36.03 $74,950




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 2,630 3.95 4.76 $55.87 $116,210
Alaska 100 0.31 0.37 $52.85 $109,930
New Jersey 2,990 0.78 0.94 $48.14 $100,140
Delaware 80 0.20 0.24 $47.46 $98,710
California 12,020 0.82 0.98 $46.76 $97,270





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,620 1.26 1.52 $41.74 $86,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,500 1.90 2.29 $54.67 $113,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.77 0.93 $49.78 $103,540
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,050 2.36 2.85 $47.92 $99,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,970 0.85 1.03 $29.70 $61,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,880 0.51 0.61 $44.50 $92,560
Tucson, AZ 1,720 4.90 5.91 $39.90 $83,000
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,680 0.61 0.74 $39.64 $82,440
El Paso, TX 1,600 5.67 6.84 $40.79 $84,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.80 0.96 $40.05 $83,310