Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,410
25th Percentile Wage
$40,940
50th Percentile Wage
$57,450
75th Percentile Wage
$88,870
90th Percentile Wage
$123,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,410.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.54
25th Percentile Wage
$19.68
50th Percentile Wage
$27.62
75th Percentile Wage
$42.73
90th Percentile Wage
$59.28

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $59.28. The median hourly salary is $27.62. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.54.

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
201657,450-13.82%-5.31%
201565,3903.46%-
201463,1303.74%-
201360,7700.44%-
201260,500--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Missouri ranges from $34,540 to $95,570. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Missouri is Cape Girardeau-Jackson with a median annual salary of $95,570. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is St Louis (mean annual salary $72,290). The lowest paying area is Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$95,570
St Louis
$72,290
Kansas City
$71,800
Springfield
$63,240
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$47,090
Jefferson City
$41,250
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$37,920
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$36,440
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$34,540


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