Detectives & criminal investigators are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities industry. The average yearly wage for Detectives & criminal investigators was $79,653 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Detectives & criminal investigators by wage are Compliance officers, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Electrical powerline installers & repairers.
Detectives & criminal investigators are part of the Protective service occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of correctional officers, Firstline supervisors of police & detectives, Firstline supervisors of fire fighting & prevention workers, Firstline supervisors of protective service workers, all other, Firefighters, Fire inspectors, Bailiffs, correctional officers, & jailers, Detectives & criminal investigators, Police officers, Miscellaneous law enforcement workers, Animal control workers, Private detectives & investigators, Security guards & gaming surveillance officers, Crossing guards, Transportation security screeners, and Lifeguards & other recreational, & all other protective service workers
The top 3 locations that employ the most Detectives & criminal investigators are Arlington County (South) PUMA, VA, George Washington Regional Commission (North) PUMA, VA, and Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Detectives & criminal investigators are Carr 2-Carr 111 PUMA, PR, Arlington County (South) PUMA, VA, and Bayamón Municipio (Este) PUMA, PR.