Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,010
25th Percentile Wage
$57,400
50th Percentile Wage
$72,320
75th Percentile Wage
$86,610
90th Percentile Wage
$129,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,010.

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
$72,320
3.22% 6.57%
2016
$69,990
0.01% -
2015
$69,980
-0.61% -
2014
$70,410
2.58% -
2013
$68,590
1.49% -
2012
$67,570
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Minnesota ranges from $55,640 to $72,960. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Minnesota is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $72,960. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $68,390). The lowest paying area is Rochester with a median annual salary of $55,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$72,960
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$68,390
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$65,940
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$58,930
Rochester
$55,640




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