Private Detectives and Investigators

Private detectives and investigators search for information about legal, financial, and personal matters. They offer many services, such as verifying people?s backgrounds and statements, finding missing persons, and investigating computer crimes.

$50,700

Median US Salary

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Private Detectives and Investigators

Currently employed

30,980

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

11%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

1,000 to 4,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Private Detectives and Investigators

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

Virginia $72,170

District of Columbia $69,790

Nevada $65,870

New Jersey $64,340

California $63,640

Connecticut $62,710

New York $59,630

Missouri $56,410

Washington $54,520

Maryland $54,380

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Maxxing your 401k as Private Detectives and Investigators

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

37.5%

Per paycheck

$731.25

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $1,950.00
Pre Tax Retirement $731.25
Before Taxes $1,218.75
Taxes $365.62
Take Home $853.12

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