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

The average homicide detective, criminologist and criminal investigator salary in Colorado is $81,380, according to Colorado’s LMI Gateway, which is the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s labor market information site. The average starting wage is roughly 34% less at $54,090, but the average wage for experienced professionals is 14% higher at $95,026.

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Also, because location typically impacts income, Colorado’s LMI Gateway also provides specific salary information about detectives by city:

Denver, Aurora

  • Starting: $61,388
  • Median: $87,160
  • Experienced: $100,046

Grand Junction

  • Starting: $54,827
  • Median: $82,180
  • Experienced: $95,857

Colorado Springs

  • Starting: $44,786
  • Median: $74,438
  • Experienced: $89,264

Boulder, Longmont

  • Starting: $56,689
  • Median: $68,735
  • Experienced: $74,758

The table below includes salary information about detectives in Colorado, as published by the U.S. Department of Labor:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Boulder CO
50
68740
Colorado Springs CO
150
74440
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield CO
1080
87160
Grand Junction CO
40
82180
Greeley CO
50
63270
Pueblo CO
50
58250
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
30
54550
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
70
72180
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
30
64280

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