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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 105105 0.03 47
United States 110,900115,900 4.53,000 4,0007,500

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 41.3621.5728.31 39.9951.4766.91
Alaska 54.5328.8039.83 58.7165.9573.71
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 58.8334.8250.56 64.0067.8974.47

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
181 5.635.3 23.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation2
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 204
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 102.0

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

Alaska Job Corps   (Palmer)
Security & Protective Services

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

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

Thomas Edison State University   (Eielson AFB)
Criminal Justice BA

University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Law Enforcement AAS
Law Enforcement CT1

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