Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,640
25th Percentile Wage
$45,290
50th Percentile Wage
$56,690
75th Percentile Wage
$91,400
90th Percentile Wage
$128,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,640.

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
$56,690
1.29% 15.68%
2016
$55,960
8.54% -
2015
$51,180
0.20% -
2014
$51,080
6.25% -
2013
$47,890
0.19% -
2012
$47,800
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Tennessee ranges from $43,660 to $64,170. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Tennessee is Johnson City with a median annual salary of $64,170. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $61,580). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Johnson City
$64,170
Memphis
$61,580
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$61,450
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$59,280
Jackson
$58,270
Knoxville
$56,950
Cleveland
$50,480
Clarksville
$49,360
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,420
Morristown
$47,400
Chattanooga
$46,790
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$46,020
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,660




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