Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Florida

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,580
25th Percentile Wage
$46,600
50th Percentile Wage
$60,930
75th Percentile Wage
$102,130
90th Percentile Wage
$132,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $132,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,580.

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
$60,930
-5.15% -3.82%
2016
$64,070
1.25% -
2015
$63,270
-1.64% -
2014
$64,310
1.38% -
2013
$63,420
0.25% -
2012
$63,260
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Florida ranges from $39,700 to $103,420. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Florida is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall with a median annual salary of $103,420. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach (mean annual salary $94,490). The lowest paying area is Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$103,420
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$94,490
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$90,130
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$89,360
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$78,150
Port St Lucie
$74,420
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$64,460
Jacksonville
$62,270
Ocala
$57,670
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$56,440
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$56,170
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$52,760
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$50,520
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$50,240
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$49,020
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$48,900
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$47,970
Punta Gorda
$47,850
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$47,700
Gainesville
$47,690
Tallahassee
$47,240
Naples-Marco Island
$47,170
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$46,860
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$43,220
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$39,700




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