Detective Salaries in the United States

Salary estimated from 911 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Last updated: August 17, 2018
Average salary
$60,012 per year
  • Most Reported
$14,000
$149,000
Salary Distribution

How much does a Detective make in the United States?

The average salary for a Detective is $60,012 per year in the United States. Salary estimates are based on 911 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by Detective employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. The typical tenure for a Detective is 4-6 years.
Detective salaries by company in the United States
CompanyAverage salary
$147,732 per year
$124,900 per year
42 salaries
$103,460 per year
$100,000 per year
$97,955 per year
$97,717 per year
$96,636 per year
$89,944 per year
$88,920 per year
$84,265 per year
Detective salaries by location
CityAverage salary
$94,188 per year
$59,226 per year
$75,778 per year
$71,971 per year
$77,009 per year

Detective job openings

POLICE INVESTIGATOR (Non-Sworn & Part-Ti...
City of National City, CA
National City, CA
Private Detective
Weiss
Bell Canyon, CA
Family Justice Center Guide
YWCA Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Victim and Witness Coordinator/Legal Assistant Hargrove District Court
City of Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
Scenic Artist
Paranoia Quest Escape the room
Atlanta, GA
Police Officer/Detective
Clewiston Police Department
Clewiston, FL
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