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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

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More California Private Detectives Schools

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Los Angeles
Doctorate
43,871
Berkeley
Doctorate
40,154
Long Beach
Doctorate
37,776
Davis
Doctorate
36,460
Rancho Cucamonga
Associates
22,002
Costa Mesa
Masters
13,336
San Diego
Doctorate
8,508
La Puente
Associates
3,951
Sacramento
Associates
1,186
Claremont
Bachelors
1,062
Los Angeles
Doctorate
900
Fresno
N/A
841
Riverside
N/A
755
Bakersfield
N/A
746
San Jose
Associates
715
Gardena
N/A
677
Huntington Park
N/A
598
Encino
N/A
570
Stockton
Associates
545
Stockton
Doctorate
480
Anaheim
N/A
477
Citrus Heights
Associates
448
Chula Vista
N/A
447
Stockton
N/A
447
West Covina
N/A
445
Pleasant Hill
Associates
437
Bakersfield
Bachelors
422
San Leandro
Associates
416
Ontario
N/A
364
Pomona
Associates
356
Ventura
Masters
344
San Marcos
N/A
299
Los Angeles
Doctorate
164
Santa Maria
Bachelors
104

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. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield50 N/A
Fresno90 $71,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario150 $60,120
San Diego-CarlsbadN/A $64,150
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward330 $74,570
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraN/A $63,260
Vallejo-FairfieldN/A N/A

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