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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
104,980 0.3 % $39.18 $81,490 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.30 $26.53 $37.56 $49.68 $63.08
Annual Wage (2) $42,220 $55,180 $78,120 $103,330 $131,200


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) 42,160 0.78 $33.35 $69,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 41,200 2.04 $49.82 $103,620
State Government (OES Designation) 20,760 0.95 $29.83 $62,050
Postal Service 520 0.08 $45.62 $94,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $32.51 $67,630

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) 41,200 2.04 $49.82 $103,620
State Government (OES Designation) 20,760 0.95 $29.83 $62,050
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,160 0.78 $33.35 $69,370
Postal Service 520 0.08 $45.62 $94,900
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 60 0.02 $31.17 $64,830

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) 41,200 2.04 $49.82 $103,620
Postal Service 520 0.08 $45.62 $94,900
Local Government (OES Designation) 42,160 0.78 $33.35 $69,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 150 0.01 $32.51 $67,630
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 60 0.02 $31.17 $64,830


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 16,900 1.44 1.92 $36.23 $75,350
California 12,040 0.75 1.01 $48.25 $100,360
New York 8,920 0.98 1.31 $42.14 $87,650
Arizona 6,130 2.31 3.09 $36.85 $76,650
Florida 6,130 0.75 1.00 $36.38 $75,680




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 2,790 3.97 5.31 $58.22 $121,100
Arizona 6,130 2.31 3.09 $36.85 $76,650
New Mexico 1,610 1.99 2.67 $37.02 $77,000
Texas 16,900 1.44 1.92 $36.23 $75,350
Louisiana 2,160 1.12 1.50 $29.60 $61,580




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 2,790 3.97 5.31 $58.22 $121,100
Alaska 100 0.30 0.40 $54.79 $113,960
Hawaii 470 0.74 0.99 $48.60 $101,080
California 12,040 0.75 1.01 $48.25 $100,360
New Jersey 2,860 0.72 0.97 $47.68 $99,180





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 5,330 0.81 1.08 $41.17 $85,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,600 1.85 2.47 $57.30 $119,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,420 0.81 1.08 $55.29 $115,000
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,130 2.25 3.01 $45.67 $94,990
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,840 0.51 0.68 $47.15 $98,070
Tucson, AZ 1,800 5.01 6.70 $37.95 $78,940
El Paso, TX 1,730 5.82 7.78 $39.32 $81,780
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,720 0.59 0.79 $42.90 $89,220
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,700 0.88 1.17 $36.07 $75,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,680 0.66 0.88 $32.50 $67,600