Salaries for Detectives, Homicide Detectives, Criminologists and Criminal Investigators in Alabama

According to the Alabama Department of Labor, the mean detective salary in Alabama is $57,408, which is based on a mean hourly wage of $27.60. The range of salary is wide with entry-level detectives averaging $33,092 per year and the most experienced averaging $69,576 per year.

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The Labor Market Information sector of the Alabama Department of Labor has also identified specific detective and criminal investigator salaries by city:

Birmingham

  • Entry: $39,312
  • Mean: $72,737
  • Experienced: $89,460

Mobile

  • Entry: $31,096
  • Mean: $55,182
  • Experienced: $67,225

Huntsville

  • Entry: $56,243
  • Mean: $81,120
  • Experienced: $93,558

Based on this information, Huntsville is without a doubt the highest paying area in Alabama for detectives and criminologists. In fact, the entry-level salary in Huntsville supersedes the statewide average by 41% and the experienced-level salary by 25%.

Additional salary data among detectives and criminal investigators in Alabama is shown in the table below. This is based on information published by the U.S. Department of Labor:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Anniston-Oxford AL
30
51720
Birmingham-Hoover AL
220
72390
Columbus GA-AL
200
55520
Huntsville AL
130
82580
Mobile AL
220
56240
Montgomery AL
200
60290
Tuscaloosa AL
30
38200
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
80
40780
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
130
48090
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
70
37590

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