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October 30, 2016

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Police Detective Job Description

Police Detectives Conduct investigations to prevent crimes or solve criminal cases. Police Identification and Records Officers Collect evidence at crime scene, classify and identify fingerprints, and photograph evidence for use in criminal and civil cases. Criminal Investigators and Special Agents Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.

Police Detective Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Police Detective is $55638 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $89799. The lowest salary reported was $32276. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Police Detective is $14.75 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $18.5. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $11. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Police Detective are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $25 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Police Detective. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $40,851 – $104,716
Florida – $38,702 – $109,262
Georgia – n/a
Maryland – $49,090 – $73,100
New York – $28,500 – $106,000
Texas – n/a
Virginia – n/a

These are the highest paying cities for a Police Detective. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
New York, New York –
Los Angeles, California –
Baltimore, Maryland –
Denver, Colorado –
Orlando, Florida –
Chicago, Illinois –
Jacksonville, Florida –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Police Detective from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $55638 while in 2007 it was just $51597.7

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

Related Jobs

85%

15%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 85% of Police Detectives were males while 15% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officer
$28,050 – $76,790
Detective or Criminal Investigator
$30,961 – $99,412
Detective
$30,050 – $90,855

Future Jobs

First-Line Supervisor / Manager of Police and Detectives
$39,057 – $104,256
Security Director (Physical, Personnel, Grounds, et al.)
$34,725 – $121,291
Police Sergeant
$37,352 – $103,336


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