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Detective Narcotics & Vice Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$77,479 (USD)

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Last updated: May 22, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Detective Narcotics & Vice is $77,479 a year and $37 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Detective Narcotics & Vice is between $55,411 and $95,689. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Detective Narcotics & Vice. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Investigates and apprehends persons suspected of illegal sale or use of narcotics, or violating anti-vice laws.
  • Examines prescriptions in pharmacies and physicians' records to ascertain legality of sale and distribution of narcotics, and determines amount of such drugs in stock.
  • Investigates persons suspected of illegal sale or purchase of narcotics and arrests offenders.
  • Investigates establishments and persons suspected of violating anti-vice laws, working as member of squad, and conducts or participates in raids of such establishments.
  • Arrests suspects and obtains evidence to be used by district attorney in prosecuting case in court.
  • Obtains statements for prosecution of offenders and appears in court as witness.
  • Records progress of investigation and reports to superior.
Detective Narcotics & Vice Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Job family population: 105,350

Estimated population of Detective Narcotics & Vice jobs: 5,379

Rate of error: 0.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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