Private Investigator Salaries

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Average Base Pay
$48,716/yr
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$4,571
Range$822 - $10,962
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The national average salary for a Private Investigator is $48,716 in United States. Filter by location to see Private Investigator salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 4,792 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Private Investigator employees.

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PhotoFax
$18/hr
Range: $16 - $26
16 salaries
$18/hr
$16$26
PhotoFax
$48,447/yr
Range: $38K - $54K
6 salaries
$48,447/yr
$38K$54K
Hub Enterprises
$18/hr
Range: $2 - $20
5 salaries
$18/hr
$2$20
Advantage Surveillance
$15/hr
Range: $14 - $17
4 salaries
$15/hr
$14$17
CoventBridge Group
$19/hr
Range: $15 - $21
3 salaries
$19/hr
$15$21
Hub Enterprises
$37,566/yr
Range: $34K - $38K
3 salaries
$37,566/yr
$34K$38K
Hub Enterprises
$18/hr
Range: $18 - $22
3 salaries
$18/hr
$18$22

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ISG (MA)
$16/hr
Range: $16 - $19
3 salaries
$16/hr
$16$19
Litigation Solutions
$18/hr
Range: $17 - $21
3 salaries
$18/hr
$17$21
Sherlock Investigations
$17/hr
Range: $17 - $18
3 salaries
$17/hr
$17$18
G4S
$19/hr
Range: $17 - $20
2 salaries
About
$17 - $20
hourly
$17$20
G4S Compliance & Investigations
$29,296/yr
Range: $25K - $34K
2 salaries
About
$25K - $34K
$25K$34K
Veracity Research Company
$18/hr
Range: $16 - $20
2 salaries
About
$16 - $20
hourly
$16$20
GlobalOptions
$21/hr
Range: $18 - $24
2 salaries
About
$18 - $24
hourly
$18$24
McNelis Investigative Services
$15/hr
Range: $13 - $17
2 salaries
About
$13 - $17
hourly
$13$17
Blue Eye Investigations
$66,635/yr
Range: $55K - $79K
2 salaries
About
$55K - $79K
$55K$79K
ADP
$39,242/yr
Range: $38K - $41K
1 employee salary or estimate
About
$38K - $41K
$38K$41K
Self Employment & Entrepreneur Development Society
$33/hr
Range: $32 - $34
1 employee salary or estimate
About
$32 - $34
hourly
$32$34
Self Employment & Entrepreneur Development Society
$81,212/yr
Range: $78K - $84K
1 employee salary or estimate
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$78K - $84K
$78K$84K
Amerigroup
$41,376/yr
Range: $40K - $43K
1 employee salary or estimate
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$40K - $43K
$40K$43K

Recent Salary Reports

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

$109,000
per year
An Investigator in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $109,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Government
$97,900
per year
A Complaint Investigator in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $97,900 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$32,176
per year
An Environmental Field Inspector in the San Antonio, TX Area area reported making $32,176 per year
Additional Pay
$1k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Antonio, TX Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
A List Screening Investigator in the Richmond, VA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Richmond, VA Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$21
hourly
A Field Investigator in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $21 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$25,000
per year
A Private Investigator in the Pensacola, FL Area area reported making $25,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Pensacola, FL Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
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