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 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 York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,320
25th Percentile Wage
$59,700
50th Percentile Wage
$82,370
75th Percentile Wage
$116,600
90th Percentile Wage
$142,720

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 $142,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,320.

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
$82,370
-0.23% -16.41%
2016
$82,560
1.34% -
2015
$81,450
-12.19% -
2014
$91,380
-5.68% -
2013
$96,570
0.70% -
2012
$95,890
- -

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 $61,040 to $130,980. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $130,980. 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 Glens Falls with a median annual salary of $61,040.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$130,980
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$95,900
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$93,270
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$88,810
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$84,510
Syracuse
$84,190
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$83,150
Utica-Rome
$82,870
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$82,340
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$81,870
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$81,810
Rochester
$79,390
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$77,490
Kingston
$77,080
Binghamton
$74,050
Elmira
$69,530
Glens Falls
$61,040




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