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 1405$35.71/hr$26.42/hr$31.28/hr$37.17/hr$40.79/hr$43.09/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration1,390$37.73/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 10$31.44/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$35.66/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$28.85/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 20$36.50/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$35.24/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 40$39.62/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 50$35.76/hr3.1%
Southeast Balance of State 50$35.84/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$40.39/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 70$40.18/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 80$37.10/hr5.7%
Northwest Balance of State 100$37.27/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 110$33.33/hr14.2%
Northeast Minnesota 110$37.82/hr-10.0%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 110$36.10/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 140$37.17/hr3.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 960$39.41/hr7.2%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,020$38.99/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,390$37.72/hr6.5%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Compliance Officers N/A$36.41/hr8.2%
Private Detectives and Investigators N/AN/A9.0%
Public Safety Telecommunicators 1,550$27.70/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.