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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
105,620 0.4 % $41.36 $86,030 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.57 $28.31 $39.99 $51.47 $66.91
Annual Wage (2) $44,860 $58,890 $83,170 $107,050 $139,180


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) 42,860 0.77 $35.76 $74,370
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40,730 2.03 $51.51 $107,150
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,080 0.97 $33.15 $68,950
Postal Service (federal government) 490 0.08 $48.63 $101,140
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 110 0.04 $32.91 $68,450

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) 40,730 2.03 $51.51 $107,150
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,080 0.97 $33.15 $68,950
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 42,860 0.77 $35.76 $74,370
Postal Service (federal government) 490 0.08 $48.63 $101,140
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 110 0.04 $32.91 $68,450

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) 40,730 2.03 $51.51 $107,150
Postal Service (federal government) 490 0.08 $48.63 $101,140
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 42,860 0.77 $35.76 $74,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $33.38 $69,440
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,080 0.97 $33.15 $68,950


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 16,810 1.35 1.88 $38.22 $79,490
California 11,810 0.68 0.94 $51.81 $107,760
New York 9,010 0.95 1.32 $44.52 $92,600
Florida 6,890 0.78 1.09 $36.65 $76,220
Arizona 5,690 1.99 2.76 $40.22 $83,650




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 1,720 2.09 2.90 $37.10 $77,170
Arizona 5,690 1.99 2.76 $40.22 $83,650
Texas 16,810 1.35 1.88 $38.22 $79,490
Montana 450 0.96 1.34 $39.05 $81,220
New York 9,010 0.95 1.32 $44.52 $92,600




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 0.33 0.46 $54.53 $113,420
Hawaii 450 0.72 1.00 $52.56 $109,320
California 11,810 0.68 0.94 $51.81 $107,760
New Jersey 3,440 0.84 1.17 $49.74 $103,460
Massachusetts 1,390 0.38 0.53 $49.21 $102,350





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,990 0.83 1.15 $48.34 $100,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,890 1.54 2.14 $58.21 $121,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,770 0.60 0.84 $58.72 $122,130
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,040 2.03 2.82 $48.45 $100,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,490 0.53 0.74 $42.74 $88,890
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,190 0.83 1.15 $44.55 $92,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,110 0.77 1.07 $33.47 $69,620
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,920 0.67 0.93 $44.98 $93,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,900 0.62 0.86 $45.84 $95,340
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,730 0.47 0.66 $42.66 $88,740