Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Arizona

The average annual and hourly salaries for detectives and criminal investigators in the state of Arizona are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of detectives and criminal investigators among Arizona cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Arizona

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,110
25th Percentile Wage
$73,280
50th Percentile Wage
$81,800
75th Percentile Wage
$84,300
90th Percentile Wage
$114,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $114,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of detectives and criminal investigators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$81,800
4.38% -5.16%
2016
$78,220
1.29% -
2015
$77,210
-15.19% -
2014
$88,940
0.97% -
2013
$88,080
2.34% -
2012
$86,020
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Arizona Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Arizona ranges from $72,060 to $88,950. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Arizona is Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $88,950. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Tucson (mean annual salary $82,210). The lowest paying area is Flagstaff with a median annual salary of $72,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$88,950
Tucson
$82,210
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$82,210
Yuma
$81,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$79,510
Flagstaff
$72,060




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