Private Detectives and Investigators Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for private detectives and investigators in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of private detectives and 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,400
25th Percentile Wage
$42,650
50th Percentile Wage
$56,410
75th Percentile Wage
$78,550
90th Percentile Wage
$96,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for private detectives and investigators in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,400.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of private detectives and investigators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,410
-11.19% 32.03%
2016
$62,720
27.02% -
2015
$45,770
5.24% -
2014
$43,370
-4.22% -
2013
$45,200
15.18% -
2012
$38,340
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of private detectives and investigators in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of private detectives and investigators in state of Missouri ranges from $42,880 to $65,090. The highest paying area for private detectives and investigators in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $65,090. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $44,730). The lowest paying area is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers with a median annual salary of $42,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$65,090
Kansas City
$44,730
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$42,880




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