Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in New Mexico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,790
25th Percentile Wage
$69,670
50th Percentile Wage
$81,790
75th Percentile Wage
$81,800
90th Percentile Wage
$102,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $102,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,790.

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
$81,790
4.49% -5.17%
2016
$78,120
1.15% -
2015
$77,220
-12.51% -
2014
$86,880
-1.37% -
2013
$88,070
2.33% -
2012
$86,020
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of New Mexico ranges from $48,780 to $81,790. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in New Mexico is Las Cruces with a median annual salary of $81,790. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $81,790). The lowest paying area is North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Las Cruces
$81,790
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$81,790
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$79,390
Albuquerque
$60,460
Santa Fe
$58,780
Farmington
$53,210
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$48,780




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