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Private Investigator Salary

$23,000 - $27,499
6% of jobs
$27,500 - $31,999
3% of jobs
$32,000 - $36,499
13% of jobs
$37,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$36,500 - $40,999
22% of jobs
$41,000 - $45,499
15% of jobs
The average salary is $46,098 a year
$45,500 - $49,999
10% of jobs
$53,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$50,000 - $54,499
11% of jobs
$54,500 - $58,999
7% of jobs
$59,000 - $63,499
4% of jobs
$63,500 - $67,999
2% of jobs
$68,000 - $72,500
2% of jobs

National Average

$23,000 $46,098/year $72,500
Private Investigator Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$46,098
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$46,823

As of Oct 13, 2019, the average annual pay for a Private Investigator in the United States is $46,098 a year.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $72,500 and as low as $23,000, the majority of Private Investigator salaries currently range between $37,000 (25th percentile) to $53,000 (75th percentile) across the United States. The average pay range for a Private Investigator varies modestly (up to $16,000), which suggests there may be fewer opportunities for advancement based on skill level, but increased pay based on location and years of experience is still possible.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Private Investigator job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. People working as a Private Investigator in your area are making on average $46,823 per year or $725 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $46,098. Virginia ranks number 17 out of 50 states nationwide for Private Investigator salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Private Investigator jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

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Average Private Investigator Salary Across the U.S.

Salary Range (Percentile)
  25th Average 75th
Annual Salary $37,000 $46,098 $53,000
Monthly Salary $3,083 $3,842 $4,417
Weekly Salary $712 $886 $1,019
Hourly Salary $18 $22 $25

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