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Private Investigator Salaries

122 SalariesUpdated May 5, 2021

Average Base Pay
$42,047 / yr
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How much does a Private Investigator make?

The national average salary for a Private Investigator is $42,047 in United States. Filter by location to see Private Investigator salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 122 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Private Investigator employees.

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Private Investigator - Hourly

PhotoFax

$19/hr

Range: $16 - $26

29 salaries

$19/hr
$16$26

Private Investigator - Hourly

Hub Enterprises

$18/hr

Range: $16 - $19

11 salaries

$18/hr
$16$19

Private Investigator - Hourly

G4S Compliance & Investigations

$17/hr

Range: $13 - $22

6 salaries

$17/hr
$13$22

Private Investigator - Hourly

Advantage Surveillance

$16/hr

Range: $14 - $17

6 salaries

$16/hr
$14$17

Private Investigator - Hourly

CoventBridge Group

$22/hr

Range: $15 - $32

5 salaries

$22/hr
$15$32

Private Investigator - Hourly

Veracity Research Company

$18/hr

Range: $14 - $20

4 salaries

$18/hr
$14$20

Private Investigator - Hourly

Sherlock Investigations

$18/hr

Range: $16 - $19

4 salaries

$18/hr
$16$19

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Private Investigator - Hourly

G4S

$19/hr

Range: $17 - $20

3 salaries

$19/hr
$17$20

Private Investigator - Hourly

Hub Enterprises

$19/hr

Range: $19 - $22

3 salaries

$19/hr
$19$22

Private Investigator - Hourly

ISG (MA)

$17/hr

Range: $16 - $20

3 salaries

$17/hr
$16$20

Private Investigator - Hourly

Litigation Solutions

$18/hr

Range: $17 - $21

3 salaries

$18/hr
$17$21

Private Investigator - Hourly

Claims Bureau USA

$24/hr

Range: $16 - $24

3 salaries

$24/hr
$16$24

Private Investigator - Hourly

McNelis Investigative Services

$16/hr

Range: $13 - $17

3 salaries

$16/hr
$13$17

Private Investigator - Hourly

G4S Compliance & Investigations

About
$21 - $26hourly

2 salaries

About
$21 - $26hourly
$21$26

Private Investigator - Hourly

DigiStream

About
$15 - $20hourly

2 salaries

About
$15 - $20hourly
$15$20

Private Investigator - Hourly

PhotoFax

About
$18 - $20hourly

2 salaries

About
$18 - $20hourly
$18$20

Private Investigator - Hourly

GlobalOptions

About
$19 - $24hourly

2 salaries

About
$19 - $24hourly
$19$24

Private Investigator - Hourly

iUnlimited

About
$15 - $21hourly

2 salaries

About
$15 - $21hourly
$15$21

Private Investigator - Hourly

Command Investigations

About
$15 - $26hourly

2 salaries

About
$15 - $26hourly
$15$26

Private Investigator

Blue Eye Investigations

About
$56K - $82K

2 salaries

About
$56K - $82K
$56K$82K

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent private investigator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$70,000
per year
A Complaint Investigator in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$18
hourly
A Field Investigator in the Spokane, WA Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Spokane, WA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$35,000
per year
An Investigator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $35,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$76,000
per year
A Claims Investigator in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $76,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$27
hourly
A Contact Tracer/Case Investigator in the Rochester, NY Area area reported making $27 per hour
Job Highlights
Rochester, NY Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$52,000
per year
An Investigator in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $52,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$45,000
per year
A Field Investigator in the Gulfport, MS Area area reported making $45,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Gulfport, MS Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$18
hourly
A Surveillance Investigator in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Private Practice / Firm
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