The median annual wage for private investigators and detectives was $50,510 in May 2019, according to the Department of Labor. Salaries ranged from $30,390 to $89,760 or more. The average salary for those who worked in the investigation and security services industry was $56,070. Local government pays slightly higher wages; in 2019, private investigators working in this area earned an average of $62,270.
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- Airport Security Personnel
- Armored Truck Drivers
- Cryptographic Technicians
- Directors of Security
- Fire Inspectors
- Fire Investigators
- Forensic Experts
- Internet Security Specialists
- Personal Privacy Advisors
- Secret Service Special Agents
- Security Consultants
- Security Guards
- Security Systems Installers and Workers