Detectives and Criminal Investigators (33-3021)

Occupation description:  Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes. Excludes Private Detectives and Investigators (33-9021).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 104110 5.81 33
United States 116,700115,300 -1.20 2,8302,830

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 38.2819.8125.87 37.1248.5561.87
Alaska 53.8532.4144.24 56.8263.9171.22
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 55.9140.5447.91 58.4363.9271.23

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
160 0.037.5 31.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 192
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 96.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: Less than 5 years On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Security & Protective Services

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Law Enforcement OEC

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Law Enforcement AAS
Law Enforcement OEC

 Degree
Yuut Elitnaurviat   (Bethel)
Advanced VPO/TPO Academy
Basic VPO/TPO Academy
Regional VPSO Training