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Detective salary in United States

How much does a Detective make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $87,818
Low $59,506
High $129,599
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a detective is $87,818 per year in the United States. 505 salaries reported, updated at November 29, 2022

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Top companies for Detectives in United States

  1. Diverse Lynx
    87 reviews5 salaries reported
    $207,116per year
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Highest paying cities for Detectives near United States

  1. Detroit, MI
    $102,093 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $95,581 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $92,311 per year
    38 salaries reported
  1. Manhattan, NY
    $90,301 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $81,165 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $72,243 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $55,747 per year
    10 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $45,268 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Brooklyn, NY
    $44,752 per year
    6 salaries reported
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Where can a Detective earn more?

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Most common benefits for Detectives

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 925 ratings

55% of Detectives in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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