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Detective Chief Salary

$84,508 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Detective Chief is $84,508 a year and $41 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Detective Chief is between $59,837 and $104,714. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Directs and coordinates activities of detective squad engaged in investigation of criminal cases, such as auto theft, armed robbery, missing persons, homicide, vice, narcotics, fraud, and crimes involving youths.
  • Assigns detectives to designated posts or criminal cases.
  • Reviews and submits reports of cases investigated to superiors.
  • Assures that apprehended criminals are fingerprinted.
  • Directs photographing of crime scene, evidence, and suspects.
  • Submits record of suspicions along with statement of witnesses and informants to office of district attorney for submission to magistrate to obtain search warrant necessary to raid premises suspected of housing illegal activities.
  • Conducts raids upon establishments suspected of violating such statutes as gambling or prostitution laws and oversees arrest of persons involved.
  • Details officers to public gatherings to protect public from pickpockets and other criminals.
  • May personally investigate criminal cases.
  • May be designated according to nature of crime investigated.
Detective Chief Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

Job family population: 104,860

Estimated population of Detective Chief jobs: 4,795

Rate of error: 0.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City...

Detective Chief Job Listings for United States

Assistant Chief of Investigations
May 10
Binghamton, NY, USA
New York State Civil Service
Police Detective; Insurance Investigator; Licensed and Registered Private Investigator; Federal ... Under the general direction and supervision of the Chief of Investigations, the duties of the ...
Executive Assistant to CEO
May 23
Philadelphia, PA, USA
PCI Pharma Services
Supports CEO and other members of the senior executive team by performing the following duties. ... Up to 1/4 of the day. - Communicate or exchange information: 3/4 of the day and up. - Detect ...
Chief Technology Officer
May 16
Orlando, United States
Market Traders Institute
CTO / Fintech Development Leader We are a growing trading technology firm that is seeking a dynamic ... Talk/hear Speaking-Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange ...
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May 8
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PeopleConnect Staffing
Their technology is used for the support of DNA Amplification, Sequencing Research and the production of highly accurate/sensitive pathogen detection kits. They are currently seeking a CEO to join ...
Compliance - Global Alternatives Chief Compliance Officer - Managing Director
May 15
New York, USA
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