Detective earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Detective salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $129,090
Alabama $54,870
Arkansas $44,700
Arizona $77,596
California $100,310
Colorado $83,940
Connecticut $85,310
District of Columbia $133,330
Delaware $70,590
Florida $64,450
Georgia $53,640
Hawaii $106,630
Iowa $66,810
Idaho $67,690
Illinois $88,091
Indiana $71,912
Kansas $61,985
Kentucky $53,820
Louisiana $51,160
Massachusetts $94,560
Maryland $106,000
Maine $65,840
Michigan $80,300
Minnesota $72,780
Missouri $66,000
Mississippi $52,470
Montana $83,160
North Carolina $50,920
North Dakota $83,170
Nebraska $67,620
New Hampshire $71,960
New Jersey $103,530
New Mexico $83,170
Nevada $81,160
New York $84,340
Ohio $67,970
Oklahoma $57,400
Oregon $92,610
Pennsylvania $85,730
Puerto Rico $50,560
Rhode Island $77,290
South Carolina $48,270
South Dakota $61,130
Tennessee $58,310
Texas $82,260
Utah $65,870
Virginia $93,550
Vermont $83,170
Washington $84,580
Wisconsin $74,470
West Virginia $97,830
Wyoming $72,150

How do detective salaries compare to similar careers?

Detectives earn 14% less than similar careers in Florida. On average, they make less than judges but more than underwriters.

Career Median Salary
Judge salary $154K
Hearing officer salary $105K
Compliance manager salary $91K
Mail superintendent salary $85K
Real estate agent salary $59K
Special agent salary $64K
Customs inspector salary $64K
Detective salary $64K
Urban planner salary $70K
Underwriter salary $64K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)