Private Investigators

(NOC 6465)


Other protective service occupations include a variety of security-related occupations with different working conditions. The workplace may be a shopping centre, a retail store, an industrial plant or any other place where protection and investigation is needed. Work for many of these occupations is carried out inside for the most part. But some occupations, such as private investigators, involve outside work and travel. People in these occupations are sometimes exposed to dangerous situations when assuming their duties. Working hours may be regular, or they may vary. For example, store detectives must work during the store's business hours.


Here are the average annual salaries.
2010: $43,659
2005: $36,026

Earnings Notes

These earnings are from the 1995 to 2010 Canadian Censuses and are adapted from Statistics Canada and Labour Force Survey respectively.

Adapted from: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-563-XCB2006069.

Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, custom tabulation.

Please note that the income for 1995 and 2000 includes self-employed professionals. In cases where no earnings information is indicated, information from Statistics Canada was unavailable due to insufficient information to suppress the data.

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Modified on May 20, 2012