The Idaho Department of Labor, Communications & Research, reports median and average salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in Idaho running between $57,969 and $64,500 respectively. The middle range of salaries was reported to be between $44,761 and $77,979.
Salary statistics compiled by the Idaho Department of Labor, Communications & Research, also revealed salary data by city:
Boise City – Nampa (Including Ada County, Meridian)
- Entry: $39,353
- Median: $66,664
- Average: $74,339
- Middle Range: $46,072 to $105,705
- Entry: $46,176
- Median: $59,155
- Average: $67,350
- Middle Range: $49,171 to $88,857
Overall, the entry-level wage for detectives in Idaho appears to be best in the Boise/Nampa area. However, there appears to be more long-term financial potential in the Idaho Falls area.
In the table below are salary figures by city throughout Idaho as published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: