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Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Private Detectives and Investigators

Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.

Salary Breakdown

Private Detectives and Investigators

Average

$40,490

ANNUAL

$19.47

HOURLY

Entry Level

$27,890

ANNUAL

$13.41

HOURLY

Mid Level

$36,580

ANNUAL

$17.59

HOURLY

Expert Level

$59,360

ANNUAL

$28.54

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Private Detectives and Investigators

240

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Private Detectives and Investigators


Top Expected Tasks

Private Detectives and Investigators


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Private Detectives and Investigators

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

KNOWLEDGE

Law and Government

KNOWLEDGE

Computers and Electronics

KNOWLEDGE

Clerical

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Critical Thinking

SKILL

Complex Problem Solving

ABILITY

Inductive Reasoning

ABILITY

Near Vision

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Oral Expression

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity


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