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Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $36.11
Statewide median: $20.95

 

This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Detectives and Criminal Investigators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$28.56 $40.64 $53.09
Minnesota
$29.24 $36.11 $42.48
Central Minnesota
$27.45 $33.04 $38.08
Northeast Minnesota
$32.23 $37.93 $42.47
Northwest Minnesota
$31.29 $36.08 $41.27
Southeast Minnesota
$29.51 $33.88 $38.35
Southwest Minnesota
$28.43 $32.82 $36.39
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$29.07 $37.23 $46.35

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,490 workers employed in this small career.

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 991 new Detectives and Criminal Investigators to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Area Employment Employment Change
2016 2026 Number Percent
U S 110,900 115,900 5,000 4.5%
Minnesota 1,415 1,507 92 6.5%
Minnesota Planning Regions 2016 2026 Number Percent
Northwest Minnesota 123 127 4 3.3%
Central Minnesota 127 145 18 14.2%
Northeast Minnesota 80 72 -8 -10%
Southeast Minnesota 105 111 6 5.7%
Southwest Minnesota 64 66 2 3.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 936 1,003 67 7.2%


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