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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,680
25th Percentile Wage
$47,920
50th Percentile Wage
$64,070
75th Percentile Wage
$102,130
90th Percentile Wage
$130,200

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 $130,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,680.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.04
25th Percentile Wage
$23.04
50th Percentile Wage
$30.80
75th Percentile Wage
$49.10
90th Percentile Wage
$62.60

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.60. The median hourly salary is $30.80. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.04.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of detectives and criminal investigators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201664,0701.25%1.26%
201563,270-1.64%-
201464,3101.38%-
201363,4200.25%-
201263,260--

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 $42,860 to $103,260. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Florida is Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall with a median annual salary of $103,260. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach (mean annual salary $92,760). The lowest paying area is Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $42,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$103,260
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$92,760
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$89,100
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$85,830
Port St Lucie
$71,430
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$68,940
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$60,850
Jacksonville
$58,310
Tallahassee
$57,610
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$57,490
Gainesville
$50,490
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$50,320
Punta Gorda
$47,850
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$47,510
Naples-Marco Island
$46,360
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$43,220
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$42,860


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