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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1807$36.06/hr$27.45/hr$31.29/hr$36.08/hr$41.27/hr$43.17/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration1,480$36.12/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$34.29/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$33.37/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 20$32.80/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 30$32.91/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$42.48/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$30.30/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 60$33.55/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 60$32.82/hr3.1%
Southeast Minnesota 70$33.88/hr5.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$38.20/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 80$37.57/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 100$37.93/hr-10.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 100$36.85/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 130$33.04/hr14.2%
Northwest Minnesota 180$36.08/hr3.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,020$37.23/hr7.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,120$36.93/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,490$36.11/hr6.5%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 4,860$35.87/hr8.2%
Private Detectives and Investigators 490N/A9.0%
Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 1,280$27.53/hr8.1%

  • Examine immigration applications, visas, and passports and interview persons to determine eligibility for admission, residence, and travel in the U.S.
  • 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.
  • Inspect cargo, baggage, and personal articles entering or leaving U.S. for compliance with revenue laws and U.S. customs regulations.
  • Design, use, or maintain databases and software applications, such as geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and artificial intelligence tools.
  • Validate known intelligence with data from other sources.
  • Examine records and governmental agency files to find identifying data about suspects.
  • Gather, analyze, correlate, or evaluate information from a variety of resources, such as law enforcement databases.
  • Gather, analyze, correlate, or evaluate information from a variety of resources, such as law enforcement databases.