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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,690
25th Percentile Wage
$55,000
50th Percentile Wage
$67,030
75th Percentile Wage
$89,010
90th Percentile Wage
$125,140

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 $125,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,690.

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
$67,030
-4.57% 8.55%
2016
$70,090
-6.15% -
2015
$74,400
6.68% -
2014
$69,430
4.35% -
2013
$66,410
7.69% -
2012
$61,300
- -

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 $57,620 to $99,220. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $99,220. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Des Moines-West Des Moines (mean annual salary $72,300). The lowest paying area is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$99,220
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$72,300
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$71,970
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$57,620




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