Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,210
25th Percentile Wage
$55,630
50th Percentile Wage
$79,390
75th Percentile Wage
$84,190
90th Percentile Wage
$123,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,210.

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
$79,390
1.61% 6.73%
2016
$78,110
4.14% -
2015
$74,880
-13.84% -
2014
$85,240
1.27% -
2013
$84,160
12.01% -
2012
$74,050
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Texas ranges from $41,710 to $92,280. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $92,280. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Laredo (mean annual salary $82,930). The lowest paying area is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$92,280
Laredo
$82,930
San Angelo
$82,200
Brownsville-Harlingen
$81,800
El Paso
$81,800
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$81,790
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$81,790
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$79,390
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$79,370
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$78,550
Corpus Christi
$75,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$73,970
Midland
$72,830
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$72,570
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$63,760
Sherman-Denison
$62,210
Lubbock
$59,360
Fort Worth-Arlington
$59,320
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,230
Tyler
$56,190
Amarillo
$56,050
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$54,340
Waco
$54,150
Victoria
$49,450
Longview
$47,450
Abilene
$47,080
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$45,550
College Station-Bryan
$44,930
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$44,870
Wichita Falls
$43,170
Texarkana-Texarkana
$42,920
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$41,710




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