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

The average and median salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in Arizona are $78,499 and $86,008 respectively. Those at the experienced level have been reported to average between $88,878 and $97,614 while the entry-level salary generally ranges between $53,352 and $61,276.

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The Arizona Department of Administration has researched and identified detailed salary information about detectives’ salaries in specific cities and counties, as seen here:

Phoenix

  • Median: $83,159
  • 75th Percentile: $93,837
  • 90th Percentile: $118,554

Tucson

  • Median: $86,015
  • 75th Percentile: $88,878
  • 90th Percentile: $105,703

Maricopa County (Including Mesa and Glendale)

  • Average: $80,624
  • 75th Percentile: $111,585
  • 90th Percentile: $125,537

It appears that the highest median salary for detectives is in Tucson. For those who are more experienced, the most lucrative location would be Maricopa County where those in the top ten percent earn 22% more than their experienced counterparts statewide.

Additional detective salaries are shown in the table below, based on reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Flagstaff AZ
50
76670
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale AZ
1290
86870
Tucson AZ
1720
83000
Yuma AZ
710
84250
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
100
48390
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
2000
83190

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