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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,130
25th Percentile Wage
$59,010
50th Percentile Wage
$82,560
75th Percentile Wage
$117,000
90th Percentile Wage
$139,150

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 $139,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,130.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.18
25th Percentile Wage
$28.37
50th Percentile Wage
$39.69
75th Percentile Wage
$56.25
90th Percentile Wage
$66.90

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 $66.90. The median hourly salary is $39.69. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.18.

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
201682,5601.34%-16.15%
201581,450-12.19%-
201491,380-5.68%-
201396,5700.70%-
201295,890--

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

Table 3 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 $77,170 to $128,400. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $128,400. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-White Plains-Wayne (mean annual salary $95,900). The lowest paying area is Binghamton with a median annual salary of $77,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$128,400
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$95,900
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$94,300
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$88,810
Syracuse
$84,980
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$84,250
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$82,320
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$81,710
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$80,490
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$80,140
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$79,920
Rochester
$77,970
Binghamton
$77,170


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