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The average private eye salary in United States is $49,982 or an equivalent hourly rate of $24. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $750. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
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An entry level private eye (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $41,055. On the other end, a senior level private eye (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $65,385.

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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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