Detective Sergeant Statistics in the US

The average employee age for detective sergeants is 46 years. The detective sergeant workforce reached a whopping 10,287 in 2020! Among those workers, we discovered that 6.9% of them are women, while 90.4% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among detective sergeants is White, which makes up 70.6% of all detective sergeants. Comparatively, there are 14.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Detective sergeants are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to government companies. Taking it a step further, detective sergeants are more likely to find a job in the government industry.

From where do we know all information about detective sergeant demographics? We analyzed 1,159 detective sergeants resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Detective Sergeant Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as detective sergeants. Keep reading to find out what the results for detective sergeants were.

Detective Sergeant Gender Ratio

Among detective sergeants, 6.9% of them are women compared to 90.4% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 90.4%
  • Female, 6.9%
  • Unknown, 2.7%

Detective Sergeant Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among detective sergeants is White, which makes up 70.6% of all detective sergeants. Comparatively, there are 14.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 70.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.4%
  • Black or African American, 11.1%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • Asian, 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.8%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Detective Sergeants

The chart below shows that 66.7% of detective sergeants speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Indonesian at 6.7% and Vietnamese is the third-most popular at 6.7%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 66.7%
  • Indonesian, 6.7%
  • Vietnamese, 6.7%
  • Cheyenne, 6.7%
  • Hebrew, 6.7%
  • Other, 6.5%

Detective Sergeant Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among detective sergeants.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Detective Sergeant Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the detective sergeant position over time.

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Female
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0%
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2009
2010
2011
2012
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2014
2015
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2018

Detective Sergeant Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of detective sergeants changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of detective sergeants based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Detective Sergeant

By looking over 1,159 detective sergeants resumes, we figured out that the average detective sergeant enjoys staying at their job for 11+ years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Detective Sergeant Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of detective sergeant employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of detective sergeants is 40+ years old, which represents 81% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Detective Sergeants with Other Job Titles

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Detective Sergeant90%7%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Detective Sergeant
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Detective Sergeants with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to detective sergeants.

Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Lead Security Officer10.87%
Jailer10.98%
Natural Resource Officer12.15%
Asset Protection Lead13.71%
Deputy Fire Chief18.44%
Detective Sergeant21.80%
Correctional Officer Lieutenant23.75%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Detective Sergeant?

male-income
Male Income
$51,057
female-income
Female Income
$50,345

Detective Sergeant Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$51,728
$51,417
$51,106
$50,796
$50,485
$50,174
$49,864
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Detective Sergeant Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
High School Diploma or Less$50,823
Some College/ Associate Degree$51,417
Bachelor's Degree$52,138
Master's Degree$52,915

Detective Sergeant Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$54,225
$53,570
$52,915
$52,260
$51,606
$50,951
$50,296
$49,641
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Detective Sergeant Heatmaps

Where Are Detective Sergeants Located?

By looking through more than 1,159 resumes, we found that the most popular places for detective sergeants are New York, NY and Washington, DC.

Number of Detective Sergeants

Detective Sergeant Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ detective sergeants. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most detective sergeants is the government industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire detective sergeants.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Detective Sergeant Work In

Employees with the detective sergeant job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most detective sergeants prefer to work at private companies over government companies.

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Government

Private

Public

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ detective sergeants. Those industries include government, health care and non profits.

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Government

Health Care

Non Profits

Retail

Finance

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