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Occupational Employment Statistics


33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes. Excludes "Private Detectives and Investigators" (33-9021).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 16022$36.22/hr$28.61/hr$30.20/hr$36.16/hr$40.95/hr$47.85/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration1,540$38.36/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Minnesota N/A$37.62/hr6.7%
Southeast Minnesota N/A$38.44/hr9.9%
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$37.73/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$33.77/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$40.36/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$39.90/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$34.63/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$47.85/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 50$38.09/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$41.09/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 70$37.73/hr5.7%
Southeast Balance of State 90$38.42/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 140$32.77/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 140$35.74/hr9.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 150$35.53/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 160$36.16/hr3.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 920$40.92/hr3.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,020$39.92/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,550$38.36/hr4.6%

  • Determine scope, timing, and direction of investigations.
  • Identify case issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of charges, complaints, or allegations of law violations.
  • Analyze completed police reports to determine what additional information and investigative work is needed.
  • Study activities relating to narcotics, money laundering, gangs, auto theft rings, terrorism, or other national security threats.
  • Analyze intelligence data to identify patterns and trends in criminal activity.
  • Examine records and governmental agency files to find identifying data about suspects.
  • Record progress of investigation, maintain informational files on suspects, and submit reports to commanding officer or magistrate to authorize warrants.
  • Obtain facts or statements from complainants, witnesses, and accused persons and record interviews, using recording device.
  • Conduct presentations of analytic findings.
  • Collaborate with representatives from other government and intelligence organizations to share information or coordinate intelligence activities.