Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for detectives and criminal investigators in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of detectives and criminal investigators amongst Washington 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,130
25th Percentile Wage
$55,800
50th Percentile Wage
$81,700
75th Percentile Wage
$101,230
90th Percentile Wage
$130,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,130.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.14
25th Percentile Wage
$26.83
50th Percentile Wage
$39.28
75th Percentile Wage
$48.67
90th Percentile Wage
$62.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.59. The median hourly salary is $39.28. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.14.

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
201681,7002.63%-9.91%
201579,550-15.68%-
201492,02012.39%-
201380,620-11.39%-
201289,800--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Washington ranges from $55,800 to $103,260. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Washington is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $103,260. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $98,430). The lowest paying area is Olympia with a median annual salary of $55,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bremerton-Silverdale
$103,260
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$98,430
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$90,570
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$86,030
Spokane
$80,490
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$80,480
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$80,480
Yakima
$57,240
Olympia
$55,800



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