Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for detectives and criminal investigators in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of detectives and criminal investigators amongst Virginia 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,810
25th Percentile Wage
$60,210
50th Percentile Wage
$88,140
75th Percentile Wage
$130,350
90th Percentile Wage
$154,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $154,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $47,810.

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
$88,140
0.47% 9.95%
2016
$87,730
1.15% -
2015
$86,720
3.66% -
2014
$83,550
1.44% -
2013
$82,350
3.62% -
2012
$79,370
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Virginia ranges from $48,070 to $84,060. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Virginia is Roanoke with a median annual salary of $84,060. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Charlottesville (mean annual salary $78,440). The lowest paying area is Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford with a median annual salary of $48,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Roanoke
$84,060
Charlottesville
$78,440
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$75,660
Lynchburg
$72,110
Richmond
$70,630
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$66,090
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$63,890
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$61,990
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$61,790
Harrisonburg
$60,400
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$52,970
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$48,070




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