Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
111,930 0.5 % $36.41 $75,720 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.07 $24.55 $34.51 $45.49 $58.79
Annual Wage (2) $39,660 $51,060 $71,770 $94,620 $122,290


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 (OES Designation) 46,360 0.84 $30.24 $62,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 44,210 2.14 $46.48 $96,680
State Government (OES Designation) 20,620 0.91 $28.55 $59,390
Postal Service 530 0.08 $43.20 $89,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $31.99 $66,540

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) 44,210 2.14 $46.48 $96,680
State Government (OES Designation) 20,620 0.91 $28.55 $59,390
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,360 0.84 $30.24 $62,900
Postal Service 530 0.08 $43.20 $89,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $31.99 $66,540

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) 44,210 2.14 $46.48 $96,680
Postal Service 530 0.08 $43.20 $89,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 $31.99 $66,540
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,360 0.84 $30.24 $62,900
State Government (OES Designation) 20,620 0.91 $28.55 $59,390


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 16,230 1.58 1.81 $34.51 $71,780
California 14,430 1.03 1.18 $44.26 $92,050
New York 9,300 1.10 1.26 $38.30 $79,670
Florida 7,080 0.99 1.14 $34.16 $71,060
Arizona 5,880 2.47 2.83 $35.87 $74,620




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 2,730 4.24 4.86 $53.10 $110,440
New Mexico 1,950 2.50 2.87 $35.07 $72,940
Arizona 5,880 2.47 2.83 $35.87 $74,620
Texas 16,230 1.58 1.81 $34.51 $71,780
Montana 550 1.29 1.48 $34.36 $71,470




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 2,730 4.24 4.86 $53.10 $110,440
Alaska 120 0.37 0.43 $46.99 $97,730
New Jersey 2,890 0.77 0.88 $46.51 $96,740
Delaware 80 0.19 0.22 $45.86 $95,380
California 14,430 1.03 1.18 $44.26 $92,050





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,480 1.94 2.22 $51.98 $108,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,880 1.29 1.48 $27.32 $56,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.52 0.59 $44.25 $92,050
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,740 0.68 0.78 $38.26 $79,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,430 0.84 0.97 $35.81 $74,490
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,410 1.79 2.05 $29.53 $61,430
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,210 1.01 1.16 $40.75 $84,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.57 0.66 $39.11 $81,350
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 1,170 1.68 1.92 $40.17 $83,550
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,130 0.68 0.77 $38.40 $79,870




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Yuma, AZ 710 12.64 14.49 $37.61 $78,240
Brunswick, GA 270 7.12 8.16 $48.70 $101,300
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 880 7.06 8.09 $38.16 $79,370
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 890 3.97 4.55 $35.70 $74,250
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,010 2.39 2.73 $42.41 $88,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,480 1.94 2.22 $51.98 $108,110
Jackson, MS 460 1.88 2.16 $29.27 $60,890
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,410 1.79 2.05 $29.53 $61,430
Springfield, IL 180 1.73 1.99 $37.39 $77,770
Topeka, KS 180 1.72 1.97 $23.31 $48,490