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Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Wisconsin

Want to work in Wisconsin as a Detective or Criminal Investigator? Read this first!

4.7% Jobs Projection
$74,470 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Wisconsin are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Wisconsin is growing slower than average.

  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Wisconsin earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Detectives and Criminal Investigators Work in Wisconsin?

There were approximately 1,280 workers employed as Detectives and Criminal Investigators in this state in 2018.

There were 1,370 Detectives and Criminal Investigators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Detectives and Criminal Investigators in WI Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,050 Detectives and Criminal Investigators working in it, which means Wisconsin has more Detectives and Criminal Investigators than average.

Detectives and Criminal Investigators in WI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Detectives and Criminal Investigators in this state are growing at a rate of 4.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.5%.

Job Projections for Detectives and Criminal Investigators: Nation vs. WI

Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 90 annual job openings, and a total of 1,350 jobs for Wisconsin Detectives and Criminal Investigators in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,500 annual jobs and 115,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Detectives and Criminal Investigators Make in Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Detectives and Criminal Investigators ranged from $55,710 to $101,200 with $74,470 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.78 to $48.66. The median hourly rate was $35.8.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35.38 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.42.

The median salary in Wisconsin is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Detectives and Criminal Investigators Earnings: WI vs. National Average

Top Wisconsin Metros for Detectives and Criminal Investigators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Detectives and Criminal Investigators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,430 $85,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,120 $74,420
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 470 $79,470
Madison, WI 230 $73,540
Duluth, MN-WI 100 $74,260
Racine, WI 60 $76,060
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 50 $75,740
Eau Claire, WI 50 $71,190

Top States for Detectives and Criminal Investigators Employment

The table below shows the states where most Detectives and Criminal Investigators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 15,930 $82,260
California 11,250 $100,310
New York 8,880 $84,340
Florida 6,600 $64,450
Arizona 5,810 $83,730
Georgia 3,680 $53,640
New Jersey 3,130 $103,530
District of Columbia 3,050 $133,330
Virginia 2,980 $93,550
Illinois 2,940 $84,540
Pennsylvania 2,830 $77,340
North Carolina 2,780 $50,920
Washington 2,350 $84,580
Michigan 1,980 $80,300
Ohio 1,930 $67,970
Missouri 1,810 $66,000
Colorado 1,780 $83,940
Louisiana 1,770 $51,160
New Mexico 1,610 $83,170
Minnesota 1,490 $72,780

Below are the states where Detectives and Criminal Investigators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $133,330
Alaska $129,090
Hawaii $106,630
Maryland $106,000
New Jersey $103,530
California $100,310
West Virginia $97,830
Massachusetts $94,560
Virginia $93,550
Oregon $92,610

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