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

According to the Illinois workNet Center, which is an online information portal managed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the median homicide detective, criminologist and criminal investigator salary in Illinois is $81,624. This compares favorably at about 9% above the national median, which is $74,300. Illinois workNet Center also points out that detectives and investigators are in high demand in the northeast portion of the state.

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There are a variety of occupational titles assigned to detectives in Illinois. Here are some of those titles and salaries as provided by the Illinois Department of Central Management Services:

Arson Investigator I

  • Step 1c: $53,208
  • Step 1b: $54,972
  • Step 1a: $56,724
  • Step 1: $58,476
  • Step 5: $69,912
  • Step 8: $75,684

Crime Scene Investigator

  • Step 1c: $64,200
  • Step 1b: $66,312
  • Step 1a: $68,436
  • Step 1: $70,548
  • Step 5: $84,888
  • Step 8: $97,560

Criminal Intelligence Analyst I

  • Step 1c: $54,660
  • Step 1b: $56,472
  • Step 1a: $58,272
  • Step 1: $60,072
  • Step 5: $71,628
  • Step 8: $81,960

Data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics regarding investigator salaries in Illinois is shown in the table here:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Girardeau-Jackson MO-IL
Estimate Not Released
96090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville IL Metropolitan Division
1880
92560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville IL-IN-WI
2100
91080
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island IA-IL
80
73410
Lake County-Kenosha County IL-WI Metropolitan Division
100
76920
Peoria IL
50
69260
Rockford IL
100
73300
St. Louis MO-IL
690
72980
Springfield IL
150
81410
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
60
67830
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
90
63130
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
40
56660
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
70
73290

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