California Private Detectives and Investigators: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Private Detectives And Investigators in California

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Fast Facts for Private Detectives in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Francisco and Fresno
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Oakland and Santa Ana
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Francisco and Riverside

Salaries for Private Detectives in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Riverside and Oakland

Schools for Private Detectives in California are listed below.

Selected Private Detectives Schools in California

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  • Programs: Criminal Security Administration
  • Degrees: Diploma
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More California Private Detectives Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Barstow Community College Barstow Associate 2,906
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach Doctorate 36,868
Cerritos College Norwalk Associate 22,273
College of the Redwoods Eureka Associate 6,025
Contra Costa College San Pablo Associate 7,147
Cypress College Cypress Associate 13,592
De Anza College Cupertino Associate 24,115
El Camino College Torrance Associate 24,895
Grossmont College El Cajon Associate 17,359
Lassen Community College Susanville Associate 1,829
Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Associate 17,204
National University La Jolla Masters 26,363
Palomar College San Marcos Associate 27,222
Pepperdine University Malibu Doctorate & First Professional 7,582
Riverside Community College Riverside Associate 30,961
Sacramento City College Sacramento Associate 24,596
San Joaquin Valley College-Bakersfield Bakersfield Associate 602
Sierra College Rocklin Associate 18,859
Southwestern Law School Los Angeles Masters & First Professional 983
University of California Hastings College of Law San Francisco Doctorate 1,262
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley Doctorate & First Professional 34,940
University of California-Davis Davis Doctorate & First Professional 29,796
Whittier College Whittier Masters & First Professional 1,985

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Private Detectives

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Private Detectives

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Private Detectives relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 50 $77850 0.8
Fresno 80 $65780 1.02
Riverside 110 $47500 0.39
San Bernardino 110 $47500 0.39
Ontario 110 $47500 0.39
Sacramento 130 $19480 0.66
Roseville 130 $19480 0.66
Arden 130 $19480 0.66
Arcade 130 $19480 0.66
San Diego 0 $45580 0
Carlsbad 0 $45580 0
San Francisco 320 $48960 0.67
Oakland 320 $48960 0.67
Hayward 320 $48960 0.67
San Jose 0 $70650 0
Sunnyvale 0 $70650 0
Santa Clara 0 $70650 0
Vallejo 0 $58410 0
Fairfield 0 $58410 0
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