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Total Workforce
73,526
Average Age
44.9
Estimated Job Growth
10.6%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$62,086
Average Male Salary
$68,356
Average Female Salary
$54,325

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Private detectives & investigators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Investigation & security services is the industry that employs the most Private detectives & investigators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Private detectives & investigators, by average wage, is Public finance activities. Private detectives & investigators are paid most in Delaware County PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in Linton Hall & Gainesville PUMA, VA.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Private detectives & investigators in the US. The average age of male Private detectives & investigators in the workforce is 46.1 and of female Private detectives & investigators is 43.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Private detectives & investigators is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Private detectives & investigators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Private detectives & investigators is Protective Services but a relatively high number of Private detectives & investigators hold a major in Agriculture.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Private detectives & investigators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Private detectives & investigators need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Critical Thinking, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Private detectives & investigators need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Negotiation, and Active Listening.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Private detectives & investigators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Private detectives & investigators are expected to see a growth of 10.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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