Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
103,450 0.4 % $40.88 $85,020 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.06 $27.67 $39.38 $51.44 $66.76
Annual Wage (2) $43,800 $57,560 $81,920 $107,000 $138,860


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) 42,360 0.77 $34.78 $72,340
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 38,940 1.94 $52.29 $108,770
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,200 0.97 $32.07 $66,700
Postal Service (federal government) 480 0.08 $48.38 $100,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 280 0.01 $29.56 $61,480

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) 38,940 1.94 $52.29 $108,770
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,200 0.97 $32.07 $66,700
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 42,360 0.77 $34.78 $72,340
Postal Service (federal government) 480 0.08 $48.38 $100,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 280 0.01 $29.56 $61,480

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) 38,940 1.94 $52.29 $108,770
Postal Service (federal government) 480 0.08 $48.38 $100,620
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (8) (8) $40.62 $84,490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 42,360 0.77 $34.78 $72,340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 21,200 0.97 $32.07 $66,700


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 15,930 1.32 1.84 $38.44 $79,950
California 11,250 0.66 0.93 $51.50 $107,120
New York 8,880 0.95 1.32 $43.87 $91,250
Florida 6,600 0.77 1.07 $36.81 $76,560
Arizona 5,810 2.08 2.91 $39.33 $81,810




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 3,050 4.28 5.98 $58.87 $122,460
Arizona 5,810 2.08 2.91 $39.33 $81,810
New Mexico 1,610 1.98 2.77 $37.45 $77,890
Texas 15,930 1.32 1.84 $38.44 $79,950
New York 8,880 0.95 1.32 $43.87 $91,250




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 3,050 4.28 5.98 $58.87 $122,460
Alaska 90 0.29 0.41 $56.90 $118,360
California 11,250 0.66 0.93 $51.50 $107,120
Hawaii 440 0.69 0.96 $51.45 $107,010
New Jersey 3,130 0.77 1.08 $49.33 $102,600





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 7,700 0.81 1.13 $47.69 $99,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,640 1.48 2.07 $58.90 $122,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,730 0.61 0.85 $57.74 $120,090
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,900 1.98 2.77 $48.94 $101,780
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,430 0.52 0.73 $43.20 $89,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,150 0.80 1.12 $32.69 $68,000
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,010 0.77 1.08 $45.86 $95,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,870 0.66 0.92 $44.12 $91,760
Tucson, AZ 1,740 4.71 6.59 $39.87 $82,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,720 0.58 0.81 $47.15 $98,060