Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,260
25th Percentile Wage
$62,940
50th Percentile Wage
$71,560
75th Percentile Wage
$79,060
90th Percentile Wage
$98,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,260.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.61
25th Percentile Wage
$30.26
50th Percentile Wage
$34.40
75th Percentile Wage
$38.01
90th Percentile Wage
$47.52

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.52. The median hourly salary is $34.40. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.61.

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
201671,5601.97%7.53%
201570,1503.44%-
201467,7401.58%-
201366,6700.75%-
201266,170--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Wisconsin ranges from $50,900 to $76,360. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Wisconsin is Madison with a median annual salary of $76,360. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis (mean annual salary $74,500). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Madison
$76,360
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$74,500
Duluth
$73,990
Lake County-Kenosha County
$72,770
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$72,140
Green Bay
$68,110
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$64,570
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$63,540
Appleton
$61,130
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$59,510
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$50,900



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