How much does a Detective make?

Updated Oct 26, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$72,972 /yr
Average Base Pay

484 salaries

$42K

Low

$73K

Average

$127K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Detective is $72,972 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Detective salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 484 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Detective employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Restaurant Manager$50,254 /yr
L3
Restaurant Manager Supervisor$35,665 /yr
Career Path

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New York Police Department
3.3

New York Police Department

Detective

$109,194

 /yr
Range: $92K - $180K
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$92K

$180K

$91,819 - $179,817 Range

US Army
3.8

US Army

Detective

$53,204

 /yr
Range: $25K - $113K

$25K

$113K

$24,670 - $112,797 Range

Chicago Police Department
3.6

Chicago Police Department

Detective

$105,266

 /yr
Range: $95K - $129K

$95K

$129K

$95,000 - $128,784 Range

MSA Security
3.6

MSA Security

Detective - Hourly

$29

 /hr
Range: $29 - $38

$29

$38

$29 - $38 Range

PSCU
4.2

PSCU

Detective

$40,701

 /yr
Range: $34K - $43K

$34K

$43K

$33,519 - $43,323 Range

Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC
3.3

$80K

$95K

$80,062 - $95,499 Range

Baltimore City Police Department
3

Baltimore City Police Department

Detective

$71,265

 /yr
Range: $28K - $99K

$28K

$99K

$27,668 - $99,082 Range

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PNC Financial Services Group
3.7

PNC Financial Services Group

Detective

$89,516

 /yr
Range: $69K - $110K

$69K

$110K

$69,431 - $109,600 Range

Workday
4.2

Workday

Detective

$222,393

 /yr
Range: $210K - $235K

$210K

$235K

$209,624 - $235,162 Range

IronNet Cybersecurity
4.3

IronNet Cybersecurity

Detective

$138,862

 /yr
Range: $132K - $146K

$132K

$146K

$131,946 - $145,779 Range

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
3.5

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Detective

$60,925

 /yr
Range: $50K - $65K

$50K

$65K

$50,278 - $65,000 Range

Kansas City Police Department - Missouri
3.4

Kansas City Police Department - Missouri

Detective

$76,479

 /yr
Range: $72K - $80K

$72K

$80K

$72,241 - $79,880 Range

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
2.8

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

Detective

$64,842

 /yr
Range: $59K - $71K

$59K

$71K

$59,123 - $70,600 Range

Leidos
3.9

Leidos

Detective

$123,433

 /yr
Range: $66K - $128K

$66K

$128K

$65,973 - $127,690 Range

TransUnion
4.1

TransUnion

Detective

$158,548

 /yr
Range: $155K - $159K

$155K

$159K

$155,356 - $158,548 Range

City of New York
3.7

City of New York

Detective

$168,629

 /yr
Range: $102K - $1M

$102K

$1M

$102,312 - $1,210,551 Range

Milwaukee
3.4

Milwaukee

Detective

$87,676

 /yr
Range: $84K - $91K

$84K

$91K

$84,191 - $90,654 Range

LAPD
4.3

LAPD

Detective

$150,722

 /yr
Range: $37K - $175K

$37K

$175K

$36,979 - $174,623 Range

Orange County Sheriff - Florida
3.8

Orange County Sheriff - Florida

Detective

$54,763

 /yr
Range: $51K - $75K

$51K

$75K

$50,561 - $75,361 Range

Austin Police Department (Texas)
3.4

Austin Police Department (Texas)

Detective

$114,226

 /yr
Range: $111K - $117K

$111K

$117K

$111,267 - $117,476 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Detective salaries

The national average salary for a Detective is $72,972 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Detective salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 484 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Detective employees.

The highest salary for a Detective in United States is $126,618 per year.

The lowest salary for a Detective in United States is $42,055 per year.

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