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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,800
25th Percentile Wage
$44,200
50th Percentile Wage
$55,960
75th Percentile Wage
$92,330
90th Percentile Wage
$126,660

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 $126,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,800.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.69
25th Percentile Wage
$21.25
50th Percentile Wage
$26.90
75th Percentile Wage
$44.39
90th Percentile Wage
$60.89

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $60.89. The median hourly salary is $26.90. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.69.

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
201655,9608.54%14.58%
201551,1800.20%-
201451,0806.25%-
201347,8900.19%-
201247,800--

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 $40,970 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 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $60,120). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $40,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Johnson City
$64,170
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$60,120
Knoxville
$57,050
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$56,900
Jackson
$49,810
Clarksville
$49,080
Morristown
$47,400
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,170
Chattanooga
$45,250
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$43,070
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$40,970



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