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

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services reports an average homicide detective, criminologist and criminal investigator salary in Arkansas of $52,520. The average entry-level salary is considerably less at $32,210, but the experienced-level salary is more than $30,000 more at $62,670. The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services has found that the most experienced criminal investigators, those in the top ten percent, have averaged $111,810 per year, which is about 44% more than the statewide average.

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To be more specific, we can look at detective and criminal investigator salaries by city to identify their overall salary potential according to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services:

Little Rock

  • Entry: $35,433
  • Mean: $67,383
  • Experienced: $83,358
  • Top Ten Percent: $122,724

Fayetteville

  • Entry: $37,030
  • Mean: $56,980
  • Experienced: $66,960
  • Top Ten Percent: $115,910

Jonesboro

  • Entry: $29,960
  • Mean: $64,380
  • Experienced: $81,600
  • Top Ten Percent: $112,900

For a comparison of salary data findings for detectives and criminal investigators in Arkansas, the following table shows information provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers AR-MO
80
56980
Fort Smith AR-OK
80
52550
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway AR
200
62920
Memphis TN-MS-AR
320
63020
Texarkana-Texarkana TX-AR
40
59010
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
50
34120
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
40
36320

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