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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,200
25th Percentile Wage
$42,500
50th Percentile Wage
$56,960
75th Percentile Wage
$82,350
90th Percentile Wage
$125,990

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 $125,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,200.

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
$56,960
-0.86% -6.21%
2016
$57,450
-13.82% -
2015
$65,390
3.46% -
2014
$63,130
3.74% -
2013
$60,770
0.44% -
2012
$60,500
- -

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 $98,510. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Missouri is Cape Girardeau-Jackson with a median annual salary of $98,510. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $69,680). 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
$98,510
Kansas City
$69,680
St Louis
$66,260
Springfield
$51,980
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$48,320
Jefferson City
$43,540
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$39,270
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$37,890
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$34,540




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