Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
106,580 0.4 % $38.28 $79,620 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.81 $25.87 $37.12 $48.55 $61.87
Annual Wage (2) $41,200 $53,810 $77,210 $100,990 $128,690


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) 43,310 0.81 $32.55 $67,700
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 41,580 2.09 $48.90 $101,700
State Government (OES Designation) 20,900 0.95 $28.96 $60,250
Postal Service 520 0.08 $44.97 $93,530
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 0.00 $34.21 $71,170

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) 41,580 2.09 $48.90 $101,700
State Government (OES Designation) 20,900 0.95 $28.96 $60,250
Local Government (OES Designation) 43,310 0.81 $32.55 $67,700
Postal Service 520 0.08 $44.97 $93,530
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 50 0.02 $31.26 $65,020

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) 41,580 2.09 $48.90 $101,700
Postal Service 520 0.08 $44.97 $93,530
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 (7) $34.21 $71,170
Local Government (OES Designation) 43,310 0.81 $32.55 $67,700
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 50 0.02 $31.26 $65,020


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 16,940 1.46 1.89 $35.41 $73,650
California 12,390 0.80 1.03 $46.64 $97,000
New York 8,940 1.00 1.29 $41.34 $85,990
Arizona 6,360 2.46 3.18 $35.98 $74,840
Florida 6,120 0.77 1.00 $36.23 $75,350



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 2,590 3.83 4.95 $57.35 $119,280
Arizona 6,360 2.46 3.18 $35.98 $74,840
New Mexico 1,690 2.12 2.75 $36.14 $75,170
Texas 16,940 1.46 1.89 $35.41 $73,650
New York 8,940 1.00 1.29 $41.34 $85,990



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 2,590 3.83 4.95 $57.35 $119,280
Alaska 90 0.28 0.37 $53.85 $112,000
New Jersey 3,000 0.77 0.99 $47.57 $98,940
California 12,390 0.80 1.03 $46.64 $97,000
Hawaii 480 0.77 1.00 $46.37 $96,450




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,390 0.83 1.08 $40.74 $84,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,370 1.81 2.34 $56.36 $117,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,410 0.83 1.07 $53.94 $112,190
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,400 2.51 3.25 $43.36 $90,190
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,900 0.53 0.69 $46.95 $97,670
Tucson, AZ 1,840 5.15 6.67 $36.92 $76,790
El Paso, TX 1,790 6.15 7.96 $38.61 $80,300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,770 0.60 0.78 $41.45 $86,210
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,750 0.93 1.21 $35.27 $73,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,740 0.70 0.91 $31.77 $66,070