Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Private Investigator make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$67,824 / yrTotal Pay
$46,792 / yrBase Pay
$21,032 / yrAdditional Pay

$67,824

 / yr
$14K$397K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Private Investigator is $67,824 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $46,792 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $21,032 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role. The typical Private Investigator salary is $46,792. Salaries can range from $14,038 - $396,545. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Private Investigator in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $67,824.

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PhotoFax
3.9

PhotoFax

Private Investigator - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $17 - $29

$17

$29

$17 - $29 Range

CoventBridge Group
3.2

CoventBridge Group

Private Investigator - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $17 - $34

$17

$34

$17 - $34 Range

Hub Enterprises
3.0

Hub Enterprises

Private Investigator - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $2 - $22

$2

$22

$2 - $22 Range

G4S Compliance & Investigations
3.0

G4S Compliance & Investigations

Private Investigator - Hourly

$14

$24

$14 - $24 Range

Advantage Surveillance
3.2

Advantage Surveillance

Private Investigator - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $16 - $21

$16

$21

$16 - $21 Range

Veracity Research Company
2.7

Veracity Research Company

Private Investigator - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $15 - $31

$15

$31

$15 - $31 Range

DigiStream
3.3

DigiStream

Private Investigator

$50,654

 /yr
Range: $36K - $53K

$36K

$53K

$35,790 - $52,954 Range

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G4S
3.3

G4S

Private Investigator - Hourly

$19

$22

$19 - $22 Range

Hub Enterprises
3.0

Hub Enterprises

Private Investigator - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $20 - $26

$20

$26

$20 - $26 Range

ISG (MA)
3.1

ISG (MA)

Private Investigator - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $18 - $22

$18

$22

$18 - $22 Range

Litigation Solutions
2.8

Litigation Solutions

Private Investigator - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $19 - $23

$19

$23

$19 - $23 Range

Command Investigations
3.4

Command Investigations

Private Investigator - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $16 - $27

$16

$27

$16 - $27 Range

Sherlock Investigations
2.9

Sherlock Investigations

Private Investigator - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $18 - $20

$18

$20

$18 - $20 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Private Investigator

$62,108

 /yr
Range: $41K - $98K

$41K

$98K

$41,406 - $97,820 Range

G4S Compliance & Investigations
3.0

G4S Compliance & Investigations

Private Investigator - Hourly

$24

$28

$24 - $28 Range

Horsemen Investigations
4.0

Horsemen Investigations

Private Investigator - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $19 - $27

$19

$27

$19 - $27 Range

Claims Bureau USA
3.2

Claims Bureau USA

Private Investigator - Hourly

$26

 /hr
Range: $17 - $26

$17

$26

$17 - $26 Range

McNelis Investigative Services
3.5

McNelis Investigative Services

Private Investigator - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $15 - $18

$15

$18

$15 - $18 Range

SelfEmployed.com

Private Investigator - Hourly Contractor
About 

$14 -$68

 hourly

$14

$68

$14 - $68 Range

Private
4.1

Private

Private Investigator

$52K

$107K

$52,378 - $106,787 Range

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$15

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7 days ago by a Fraud Investigator with less than one year of experience

$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Investigator with 1 to 3 years of experience

$27

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Fraud Investigator with 10 to 14 years of experience

$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Adult Protective Investigator with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$66,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Fraud Investigator with more than 15 years of experience

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Compliance Investigator with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Private Investigator salaries

The national average salary for a Private Investigator is $44,240 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Private Investigator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 147 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Private Investigator employees.

The highest salary for a Private Investigator in United States is $63,168 per year.

The lowest salary for a Private Investigator in United States is $30,983 per year.

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