Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for detectives and criminal investigators in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of detectives and criminal investigators amongst Colorado metropolitan areas 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,660
25th Percentile Wage
$63,630
50th Percentile Wage
$83,030
75th Percentile Wage
$101,630
90th Percentile Wage
$135,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $135,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,660.

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
$83,030
2.14% 7.13%
2016
$81,250
1.11% -
2015
$80,350
1.63% -
2014
$79,040
0.40% -
2013
$78,720
2.05% -
2012
$77,110
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Colorado ranges from $41,780 to $89,880. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $89,880. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $86,500). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$89,880
Boulder
$86,500
Greeley
$72,660
Grand Junction
$71,780
Colorado Springs
$70,380
Fort Collins-Loveland
$70,260
Pueblo
$69,680
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$66,490
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$57,020
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$41,780




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