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 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,250
25th Percentile Wage
$64,600
50th Percentile Wage
$73,580
75th Percentile Wage
$80,960
90th Percentile Wage
$101,110

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 $101,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $73,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,250.

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
$73,580
2.75% 10.07%
2016
$71,560
1.97% -
2015
$70,150
3.44% -
2014
$67,740
1.58% -
2013
$66,670
0.75% -
2012
$66,170
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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 $76,510. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Wisconsin is Madison with a median annual salary of $76,510. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis (mean annual salary $76,350). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Madison
$76,510
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$76,350
Duluth
$75,790
Oshkosh-Neenah
$74,820
Lake County-Kenosha County
$74,370
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$73,980
Racine
$73,700
Janesville
$70,520
Green Bay
$68,110
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$64,570
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$64,300
Eau Claire
$63,280
Appleton
$61,130
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$59,970
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$54,340
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$50,900




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