Private Detectives and Investigators (33-9021)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 34,90036,700 5.2180 9201,100

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 26.4813.8417.98 24.3832.8941.70

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
619 14.837.7 22.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation47
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation37
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 38
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 12.7

Alaska Licensing Information

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
Central Texas College, Fort Richardson/Elmendorf AFB   (Fort Richardson)
Criminal Justice AAS

 Degree
Central Texas College, Fort Wainwright   (Fort Wainwright)
Criminal Justice AAS

 Degree
Thomas Edison State University   (Eielson AFB)
Criminal Justice BA

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

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