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Best states for an Investigator

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It seems like Investigators are becoming more and more common across America. But working conditions for Investigators aren’t the same everywhere in the U.S.

Our research shows that District of Columbia is the best state in the country for Investigators.

The most common schools for Investigators are University of Phoenix, The Academy, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, and the most common majors are Criminal Justice and Business.

In order to get you the best states for Investigators, we looked at our data on jobs and wages -- specifically the average annual wage and the number of available jobs per capita.

If you are currently seeking employment as an Investigator, you can find open job positions using Zippia's search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Investigators in 2019

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Nevada
  3. Maryland
  4. California
  5. New Jersey
  6. Virginia
  7. New Mexico
  8. Idaho
  9. Michigan
  10. Massachusetts
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  • (66 jobs)
  • (379 jobs)
  • (107 jobs)
  • (109 jobs)
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  • (9 jobs)
  • (143 jobs)
  • (108 jobs)

We looked at the most recent data to rank all fifty states from best to worst for Investigator jobs.

Check out the ranking of the best states for Investigators below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Investigators in 2019

1. District of Columbia

Total Investigator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
43 $128,043 $87,000 $186,000 2.32
Investigator Jobs in District of Columbia

2. Nevada

Total Investigator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
19 $128,043 $87,000 $186,000 1.13
Investigator Jobs in Nevada

3. Maryland

Total Investigator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
66 $129,589 $104,000 $160,000 1.19
Investigator Jobs in Maryland

4. California

Total Investigator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
379 $123,244 $94,000 $160,000 1.24
Investigator Jobs in California

5. New Jersey

Total Investigator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
107 $115,053 $78,000 $167,000 1.47
Investigator Jobs in New Jersey

6. Virginia

Total Investigator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
109 $120,283 $82,000 $175,000 1.16
Investigator Jobs in Virginia

7. New Mexico

Total Investigator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
23 $99,551 $68,000 $145,000 1.63
Investigator Jobs in New Mexico

8. Idaho

Total Investigator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
9 $105,849 $72,000 $154,000 0.98
Investigator Jobs in Idaho

9. Michigan

Total Investigator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
143 $94,508 $64,000 $137,000 2.28
Investigator Jobs in Michigan

10. Massachusetts

Total Investigator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
108 $103,406 $71,000 $149,000 1.37
Investigator Jobs in Massachusetts

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Investigator

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for an Investigator

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