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 among Colorado 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$129,340
75th Percentile Wage
$95,560
50th Percentile Wage
$79,040
25th Percentile Wage
$62,530
10th Percentile Wage
$48,170

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 $129,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$62.18
75th Percentile Wage
$45.94
50th Percentile Wage
$38.00
25th Percentile Wage
$30.06
10th Percentile Wage
$23.16

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.18. The median hourly salary is $38.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.16.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $79,040 0.41%
2013 $78,720 2.09%
2012 $77,110 0.14%
2011 $77,000 1.57%
2010 $75,810 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for detectives and criminal investigators in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 4.26%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.09%. We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.14% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 1.57% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Detectives and Criminal Investigators Wage in Colorado vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Bailiffs
$42,270
Correctional Officers and Jailers
$43,750
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$79,040
Parking Enforcement Workers
$37,710
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$66,410

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Colorado Cities

Table 5 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 $50,420 to $84,880. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $84,880. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Grand Junction (mean annual salary $71,860). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$84,880
Grand Junction
$71,860
Colorado Springs
$71,100
Boulder
$68,590
Pueblo
$68,410
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$68,350
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$65,830
Greeley
$63,970
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$50,420

Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary by State

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