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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: $39.40
Statewide median: $25.22

 

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
$32.13 $45.15 $57.57
Minnesota
$33.07 $39.40 $49.47
Central Minnesota
$31.21 $37.47 $44.58
Northeast Minnesota
$34.39 $40.04 $46.34
Northwest Minnesota
$30.98 $37.16 $40.67
Southeast Minnesota
$33.05 $41.40 $45.02
Southwest Minnesota
$32.55 $39.02 $43.69
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$35.32 $41.45 $52.30

* "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 1,870 workers employed in this small career.

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,135 new Detectives and Criminal Investigators to meet market demand between 2020-2030. 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
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 112,500 115,300 2,800 2.5%
Minnesota 1,456 1,523 67 4.6%
Central Minnesota 123 135 12 9.8%
Northwest Minnesota 118 122 4 3.4%
Southwest Minnesota 53 56 3 5.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 955 988 33 3.5%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.