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

In 2013, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity found that the median and average salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in Florida were $64,625 and $72,924 respectively. It is notable that the difference between entry-level and experienced salary was found to be 49%.

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It is known that salary typically varies by location. Here is a look at detective salaries throughout Florida by city:

Jacksonville

  • Entry: $44,304
  • Average: $81,640
  • Experienced: $100,297

Miami

  • Entry: $56,388
  • Average: $91,457
  • Experienced: $108,992

Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater

  • Entry: $47,486
  • Average: $74,380
  • Experienced: $87,796

Orlando – Kissimmee

  • Entry: $42,120
  • Average: $62,753
  • Experienced: $73,049

Further salary data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is shown below:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Coral-Fort Myers FL
160
69010
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin FL
60
66150
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach FL
120
49960
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach FL Metropolitan Division
870
93200
Gainesville FL
130
57640
Jacksonville FL
360
76840
Lakeland-Winter Haven FL
110
51590
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach FL
2430
88230
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall FL Metropolitan Division
1030
90700
Naples-Marco Island FL
50
59540
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota FL
130
62490
Ocala FL
80
48450
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford FL
820
62440
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville FL
160
58590
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach FL
50
72410
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent FL
180
67200
Port St. Lucie FL
130
65540
Punta Gorda FL
70
49100
Sebastian-Vero Beach FL
40
51520
Tallahassee FL
400
53510
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater FL
1180
73040
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach FL Metropolitan Division
540
75530
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
70
42970
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
110
44000
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
180
59670

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