SOC Code 33-9021 - Private Detectives and Investigators

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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.


SOC Code 33-9021 - Private Detectives and Investigators is a a final level code of the “Protective Service Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 35,000 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $27.40 and average Annual Wage of $57,000.

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Occupation Examples

  • Certified Legal Investigator
  • Licensed Private Investigator
  • Loss Prevention Detective
  • Private Detective
  • Private Eye
  • Private Investigator
  • Skip Tracer
  • Store Detective

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