Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Illinois

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,900
25th Percentile Wage
$68,070
50th Percentile Wage
$86,880
75th Percentile Wage
$111,620
90th Percentile Wage
$140,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $140,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,900.

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
$86,880
-2.76% 6.05%
2016
$89,280
1.09% -
2015
$88,310
2.43% -
2014
$86,160
6.38% -
2013
$80,660
-1.19% -
2012
$81,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Illinois ranges from $62,020 to $91,370. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Illinois is Rockford with a median annual salary of $91,370. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) (mean annual salary $91,030). The lowest paying area is Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rockford
$91,370
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$91,030
Springfield
$90,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$89,320
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$88,850
Peoria
$75,870
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$66,240
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$63,440
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$62,020




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