Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes. Exclude "Private Detectives and Investigators" (33-9021).
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Prepare reports that detail investigation findings. Obtain and verify evidence by interviewing and observing suspects and witnesses or by analyzing records. Identify case issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of charges, complaints, or allegations of law violations. Investigate organized crime, public corruption, financial crime, copyright infringement, civil rights violations, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, and other violations of federal or state statutes. Record evidence and documents, using equipment such as cameras and photocopy machines.
License: Applicants should contact the area local law enforcement division employer for specific city, county, or state procedures, forms, and fees.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $17.75   Entry $36,915.00
Mean $31.46   Mean $65,435.00
Experience $38.31 Experience $79,695.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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