Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Indiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,910
25th Percentile Wage
$47,850
50th Percentile Wage
$63,440
75th Percentile Wage
$77,840
90th Percentile Wage
$122,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,910.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.19
25th Percentile Wage
$23.00
50th Percentile Wage
$30.50
75th Percentile Wage
$37.42
90th Percentile Wage
$58.78

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.78. The median hourly salary is $30.50. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.19.

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
201663,4407.36%22.54%
201558,7701.50%-
201457,8902.18%-
201356,63013.23%-
201249,140--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Indiana ranges from $44,850 to $113,610. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Indiana is Gary with a median annual salary of $113,610. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Indianapolis-Carmel (mean annual salary $70,590). The lowest paying area is Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gary
$113,610
Indianapolis-Carmel
$70,590
Lafayette
$50,840
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$48,180
Michigan City-La Porte
$45,610
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$44,850


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