Private Detectives and Investigators

6.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $25.63 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 33% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness
very important
quite important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Private Detectives and Investigators' job openings is expected to rise 13.2% by 2030
'Private Detectives and Investigators' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Private Detectives and Investigators' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Private Detectives and Investigators' was $53,320, or $25.63 hourly
'Private Detectives and Investigators' are paid 27.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 32,200 people employed as Private Detectives and Investigators.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Gather, analyze, compile, and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.

SOC Code: 33-9021.00

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l (Could go either way) says
It will take over surveillance on the streets. Not the person who owns business.
Jan 28, 2021 at 06:52 PM
Eliza (Could go either way) says
I don't know if robots would really take my job
Apr 08, 2019 at 12:48 AM

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