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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
Southeast Minnesota 11020$43.80/hr$34.31/hr$41.08/hr$42.93/hr$49.59/hr$54.17/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration1,510$41.78/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 20$41.15/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$41.60/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 20$34.31/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 40$42.93/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$40.99/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 50$49.76/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$41.05/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 70$41.08/hr5.7%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 70$48.01/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$41.08/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 100$40.75/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 110$42.93/hr9.9%
Northwest Minnesota 120$40.75/hr3.4%
Central Minnesota 130$41.71/hr9.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 140$41.08/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 160$41.08/hr6.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 930$44.42/hr3.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,040$43.47/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,520$41.78/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.