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 among Indiana 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 Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,970
25th Percentile Wage
$50,000
50th Percentile Wage
$66,670
75th Percentile Wage
$80,840
90th Percentile Wage
$126,020

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 $126,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,970.

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
$66,670
4.84% 26.29%
2016
$63,440
7.36% -
2015
$58,770
1.50% -
2014
$57,890
2.18% -
2013
$56,630
13.23% -
2012
$49,140
- -

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 $117,840. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Indiana is Gary with a median annual salary of $117,840. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Indianapolis-Carmel (mean annual salary $72,520). The lowest paying area is Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gary
$117,840
Indianapolis-Carmel
$72,520
Elkhart-Goshen
$60,440
Terre Haute
$56,730
Kokomo
$55,120
Fort Wayne
$53,650
Lafayette
$50,840
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$50,270
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$48,330
Michigan City-La Porte
$45,610
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$44,850




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