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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators



Gather, analyze, compile and report information regarding individuals or organizations to clients, or detect occurrences of unlawful acts or infractions of rules in private establishment.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 103$41.90/hr$28.85/hr$38.83/hr$41.50/hr$46.86/hr$56.23/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities110$21.09/hr
InformationN/AN/A
Financial Activities80$42.32/hr
Professional and Business Services130$42.02/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -10-
Northeast Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Central Minnesota 10$31.16/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 10$41.50/hr15.4%
Southeast Balance of State 10$41.50/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 300$34.98/hrN/A
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 310N/AN/A
Minnesota 340$34.98/hrN/A


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Public Safety Telecommunicators 1,010$30.82/hr5.5%
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 3,280$30.82/hr5.2%
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 5,250$31.81/hr-5.7%


  • Write reports or case summaries to document investigations.
  • Search computer databases, credit reports, public records, tax or legal filings, or other resources to locate persons or to compile information for investigations.
  • Conduct private investigations on a paid basis.
  • Search computer databases, credit reports, public records, tax or legal filings, or other resources to locate persons or to compile information for investigations.
  • Question persons to obtain evidence for cases of divorce, child custody, or missing persons or information about individuals' character or financial status.
  • Conduct private investigations on a paid basis.
  • Write reports or case summaries to document investigations.
  • Expose fraudulent insurance claims or stolen funds.
  • Conduct personal background investigations, such as pre-employment checks, to obtain information about an individual's character, financial status, or personal history.
  • Conduct private investigations on a paid basis.