Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for detectives and criminal investigators in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of detectives and criminal investigators among New York metropolitan 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$134,280
75th Percentile Wage
$116,450
50th Percentile Wage
$91,380
25th Percentile Wage
$58,520
10th Percentile Wage
$45,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $134,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$64.56
75th Percentile Wage
$55.99
50th Percentile Wage
$43.93
25th Percentile Wage
$28.13
10th Percentile Wage
$21.82

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for detectives and criminal investigators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $64.56. The median hourly salary is $43.93. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.82.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $91,380 -5.37%
2013 $96,570 0.71%
2012 $95,890 20.59%
2011 $79,520 17.10%
2010 $67,910 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for detectives and criminal investigators in state of New York from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 34.56%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.71%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 20.59% in the year 2012 and a sizable increase of 17.10% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Detectives and Criminal Investigators Wage in New York vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Bailiffs
$66,090
Correctional Officers and Jailers
$63,590
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$91,380
Fish and Game Wardens
$67,680
Parking Enforcement Workers
$37,140
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$78,930
Transit and Railroad Police
$59,050

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Detectives and Criminal Investigators in New York Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of New York ranges from $58,030 to $130,370. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $130,370. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $101,290). The lowest paying area is Glens Falls with a median annual salary of $58,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$130,370
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$101,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$95,900
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$91,730
Syracuse
$89,100
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$88,810
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$88,780
Utica-Rome
$86,050
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$82,500
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$81,620
Binghamton
$80,790
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$80,690
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$78,710
Rochester
$78,340
Kingston
$71,600
Elmira
$67,790
Glens Falls
$58,030

Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary by State

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