Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
108,720 0.4 % $38.72 $80,540 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.61 $25.62 $38.40 $49.01 $61.25
Annual Wage (2) $40,780 $53,280 $79,870 $101,940 $127,400


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) 45,690 0.86 $32.04 $66,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 42,120 2.13 $50.71 $105,470
State Government (OES Designation) 20,180 0.93 $28.75 $59,790
Postal Service 520 0.08 $44.50 $92,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 0.00 $33.53 $69,740

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) 42,120 2.13 $50.71 $105,470
State Government (OES Designation) 20,180 0.93 $28.75 $59,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 45,690 0.86 $32.04 $66,650
Postal Service 520 0.08 $44.50 $92,560
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 60 0.02 $30.76 $63,970

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) 42,120 2.13 $50.71 $105,470
Postal Service 520 0.08 $44.50 $92,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 (7) $33.53 $69,740
Local Government (OES Designation) 45,690 0.86 $32.04 $66,650
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 60 0.02 $30.76 $63,970


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 16,630 1.48 1.84 $37.32 $77,630
California 11,830 0.78 0.97 $47.57 $98,940
New York 10,400 1.18 1.47 $42.44 $88,280
Florida 7,030 0.92 1.14 $35.42 $73,670
Arizona 6,130 2.43 3.02 $40.73 $84,730



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 2,670 3.95 4.91 $56.81 $118,170
New Mexico 2,010 2.55 3.17 $37.77 $78,550
Arizona 6,130 2.43 3.02 $40.73 $84,730
Texas 16,630 1.48 1.84 $37.32 $77,630
New York 10,400 1.18 1.47 $42.44 $88,280



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 2,670 3.95 4.91 $56.81 $118,170
Alaska 110 0.34 0.42 $53.83 $111,970
Delaware 80 0.20 0.24 $48.34 $100,550
New Jersey 3,040 0.78 0.98 $47.89 $99,600
California 11,830 0.78 0.97 $47.57 $98,940




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 6,640 1.23 1.53 $41.96 $87,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,420 1.86 2.31 $56.09 $116,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,080 0.76 0.94 $50.56 $105,160
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,000 2.27 2.82 $48.60 $101,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,880 0.79 0.98 $30.29 $63,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,830 0.49 0.61 $46.60 $96,930
Tucson, AZ 1,760 4.99 6.20 $40.24 $83,710
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,620 0.57 0.71 $40.97 $85,210
El Paso, TX 1,560 5.49 6.83 $41.74 $86,810
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,510 0.83 1.03 $41.96 $87,280



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 1,270 13.61 16.92 $40.53 $84,290
Yuma, AZ 690 11.74 14.59 $42.07 $87,510
Las Cruces, NM 670 9.67 12.01 $41.05 $85,380
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 860 6.50 8.08 $41.68 $86,700
El Paso, TX 1,560 5.49 6.83 $41.74 $86,810
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 1,230 5.15 6.40 $37.19 $77,360
Tucson, AZ 1,760 4.99 6.20 $40.24 $83,710
Brunswick, GA 170 4.52 5.61 $53.94 $112,200
Bellingham, WA 280 3.55 4.42 $49.07 $102,060
Jefferson City, MO 230 3.26 4.05 $21.72 $45,180