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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
105,350 0.3 % $40.06 $83,320 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.62 $26.84 $38.45 $50.60 $65.16
Annual Wage (2) $42,880 $55,830 $79,970 $105,240 $135,530


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, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 42,820 0.79 $34.30 $71,340
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40,570 2.00 $50.98 $106,040
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,020 0.96 $30.77 $64,010
Postal Service (federal government) 490 0.08 $46.64 $97,010
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 240 0.01 $27.72 $57,660

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) 40,570 2.00 $50.98 $106,040
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,020 0.96 $30.77 $64,010
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 42,820 0.79 $34.30 $71,340
Postal Service (federal government) 490 0.08 $46.64 $97,010
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 80 0.04 $30.45 $63,330

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) 40,570 2.00 $50.98 $106,040
Postal Service (federal government) 490 0.08 $46.64 $97,010
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 42,820 0.79 $34.30 $71,340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,020 0.96 $30.77 $64,010
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 80 0.04 $30.45 $63,330


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 16,780 1.41 1.91 $37.27 $77,530
California 11,700 0.70 0.95 $49.91 $103,810
New York 9,290 1.01 1.36 $42.46 $88,320
Florida 6,240 0.74 1.00 $35.67 $74,180
Arizona 5,910 2.19 2.96 $38.16 $79,380




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)
Arizona 5,910 2.19 2.96 $38.16 $79,380
New Mexico 1,620 2.02 2.74 $37.19 $77,360
Texas 16,780 1.41 1.91 $37.27 $77,530
Louisiana 2,030 1.07 1.45 $30.49 $63,420
New York 9,290 1.01 1.36 $42.46 $88,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 100 0.30 0.41 $55.83 $116,130
California 11,700 0.70 0.95 $49.91 $103,810
New Jersey 3,090 0.77 1.04 $48.55 $100,980
Maryland 950 0.36 0.48 $48.02 $99,880
Virginia 3,360 0.89 1.20 $45.58 $94,800



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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 5,650 0.84 1.14 $41.56 $86,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,470 1.77 2.40 $58.47 $121,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,320 0.75 1.01 $57.05 $118,670
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,980 2.08 2.82 $47.39 $98,570
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,970 0.54 0.73 $45.84 $95,350
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,790 0.61 0.83 $44.53 $92,620
Tucson, AZ 1,760 4.81 6.51 $39.30 $81,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,750 0.67 0.90 $33.95 $70,610
El Paso, TX 1,690 5.59 7.57 $39.87 $82,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,650 0.83 1.12 $37.92 $78,870


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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)
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 870 27.25 36.88 $37.82 $78,660
Laredo, TX 1,110 11.33 15.33 $38.39 $79,840
El Centro, CA 660 10.90 14.76 $40.01 $83,220
Yuma, AZ 660 10.87 14.71 $37.88 $78,780
Las Cruces, NM 610 8.55 11.57 $38.74 $80,570
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 790 5.69 7.70 $39.07 $81,270
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 1,430 5.63 7.62 $35.99 $74,870
El Paso, TX 1,690 5.59 7.57 $39.87 $82,930
Tucson, AZ 1,760 4.81 6.51 $39.30 $81,730
Brunswick, GA 190 4.61 6.24 $53.51 $111,310