Highest Paying Industries for Private Detectives and Investigators

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Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing39.1881500
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing39.1881500
Utilities38.580080
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing37.1777320
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing37.1377240
Manufacturing36.9276790
Scientific Research and Development Services36.3875670
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences36.3875670
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities35.9874840
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing35.1773140
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods34.5971940
Wholesale Trade34.5671880
Wired Telecommunications Carriers31.8366210
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)31.665730
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned31.665730
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation31.5265560
Educational Services, Local government owned31.0864640
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services30.864060
Air Transportation30.5463520
Scheduled Air Transportation30.5463520
Telecommunications30.4263280
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers30.3363080
Engineering Services30.2962990
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.9562290
Nondepository Credit Intermediation29.7161800
Insurance Carriers28.9960300
Educational Services, Privately owned28.459070
Transportation and Warehousing28.0158260
Couriers and Messengers27.8557930
Couriers and Express Delivery Services27.8557930
Legal Services27.7657740
Information27.6457490
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services27.4357060
Depository Credit Intermediation27.457000
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned2756160
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities26.8955930
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services26.7555640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)26.7455620
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)26.6755470
Finance and Insurance26.6555440
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services26.6555430
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services26.5555230
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals25.9353930
Investigation and Security Services25.9253910
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services25.9253910
Local government, including schools and hospitals25.8153690
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities25.7353530
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)25.6953430
All industries, private ownership only25.5553140
All industries25.4352880
Administrative and Support Services25.3952820
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services25.3952810
Computer Systems Design and Related Services25.3252660
Facilities Support Services24.4450840
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.450760
Management of Companies and Enterprises24.3450630
Federal, State, and Local Government24.1850300
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service24.1850300
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation23.6349150
Clothing Stores23.5548990
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores23.1648160
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities22.8247460
Other Insurance Related Activities22.7647340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals22.1846130
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries21.9945740
Gambling Industries21.9745700
Warehousing and Storage21.8145360
Accommodation and Food Services21.6545020
Accommodation21.6545020
Traveler Accommodation21.6545020
Casino Hotels20.7843230
Other Information Services20.6542960
Food and Beverage Stores19.0339580
Grocery Stores19.0339580
Other General Merchandise Stores19.0139550
Home Furnishings Stores18.6538790
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores18.1837810
Nonstore Retailers17.9837400
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses17.9837400
Retail Trade16.9835310
Health and Personal Care Stores16.9535270
Pharmacies and Drug Stores16.9535270
Telephone Call Centers16.2333750
General Merchandise Stores16.2133710
Business Support Services16.2133710
Department Stores15.2631750
Employment Services14.6630480

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