Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
109,230 0.5 % $37.43 $77,860 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.18 $25.16 $35.72 $47.57 $59.13
Annual Wage (2) $39,900 $52,320 $74,300 $98,940 $122,990


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) 46,250 0.85 $31.06 $64,610
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 43,450 2.13 $48.22 $100,290
State Government (OES Designation) 18,820 0.86 $28.11 $58,460
Postal Service 520 0.08 $43.07 $89,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 0.00 $32.35 $67,280

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) 43,450 2.13 $48.22 $100,290
State Government (OES Designation) 18,820 0.86 $28.11 $58,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,250 0.85 $31.06 $64,610
Postal Service 520 0.08 $43.07 $89,580
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 60 0.02 $32.29 $67,160

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) 43,450 2.13 $48.22 $100,290
Postal Service 520 0.08 $43.07 $89,580
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 100 (7) $32.35 $67,280
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 60 0.02 $32.29 $67,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 46,250 0.85 $31.06 $64,610


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 16,380 1.55 1.85 $35.86 $74,600
California 12,450 0.87 1.04 $45.54 $94,730
New York 10,300 1.21 1.44 $42.31 $88,010
Florida 7,290 1.00 1.20 $34.32 $71,380
Arizona 5,980 2.48 2.95 $37.75 $78,510




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 2,430 3.72 4.44 $55.40 $115,230
Arizona 5,980 2.48 2.95 $37.75 $78,510
New Mexico 1,890 2.45 2.92 $37.15 $77,280
Texas 16,380 1.55 1.85 $35.86 $74,600
Montana 590 1.36 1.62 $34.98 $72,760




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 2,430 3.72 4.44 $55.40 $115,230
Alaska 110 0.35 0.42 $51.32 $106,750
New Jersey 2,950 0.78 0.93 $47.97 $99,770
California 12,450 0.87 1.04 $45.54 $94,730
Washington 1,700 0.62 0.74 $43.57 $90,630





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,600 1.28 1.53 $41.14 $85,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,230 1.80 2.15 $53.93 $112,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,090 0.80 0.95 $48.92 $101,760
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,070 2.43 2.90 $46.42 $96,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,230 0.98 1.17 $28.51 $59,300
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.50 0.59 $43.72 $90,940
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,690 0.64 0.77 $39.35 $81,840
Tucson, AZ 1,620 4.65 5.54 $38.02 $79,080
El Paso, TX 1,600 5.83 6.95 $39.51 $82,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.79 0.94 $39.46 $82,070




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)
Laredo, TX 1,310 14.52 17.31 $38.36 $79,780
Las Cruces, NM 670 10.08 12.03 $39.12 $81,360
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 870 6.95 8.29 $40.24 $83,700
El Paso, TX 1,600 5.83 6.95 $39.51 $82,190
Tucson, AZ 1,620 4.65 5.54 $38.02 $79,080
Brunswick, GA 170 4.56 5.44 $53.92 $112,160
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 950 4.18 4.98 $37.42 $77,830
Tallahassee, FL 430 2.72 3.25 $25.68 $53,410
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,070 2.43 2.90 $46.42 $96,560
Great Falls, MT 70 2.10 2.51 $37.88 $78,800