Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for detectives and criminal investigators in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of detectives and criminal investigators among Iowa 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,070
25th Percentile Wage
$56,720
50th Percentile Wage
$70,090
75th Percentile Wage
$94,700
90th Percentile Wage
$123,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,070.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.11
25th Percentile Wage
$27.27
50th Percentile Wage
$33.70
75th Percentile Wage
$45.53
90th Percentile Wage
$59.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $59.21. The median hourly salary is $33.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.11.

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
201670,090-6.15%12.54%
201574,4006.68%-
201469,4304.35%-
201366,4107.69%-
201261,300--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Iowa ranges from $58,280 to $96,530. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $96,530. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $74,090). The lowest paying area is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $58,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$96,530
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$74,090
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$71,960
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$58,280



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