Private Detectives and Investigators

5.5/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $28.55 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 63% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
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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 5.6% by 2031
'Private Detectives and Investigators' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Private Detectives and Investigators' was $59,380, or $28.55 hourly
'Private Detectives and Investigators' are paid 29.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as private detectives and investigators?

As of 2021 there were 28,860 people employed as Private Detectives and Investigators within the United States.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as Private Detectives and Investigators.

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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