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

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development states on its workforce data website, Hoosiers by the Numbers, that the average detective salary in Indiana is $59,380. The Department also makes the comparison of salary throughout the state by region:

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Region 1 (Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke Counties)

  • Average: $42,430

Region 3 (City of Fort Wayne; Counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley)

  • Average: $47,050

Information obtained from the Indiana State Personnel Department also finds the following titles and salaries among detectives in Indiana:

Arson Investigator

  • Minimum: $36,582
  • Midpoint: $47,359
  • Maximum: $58,136

Assistant Chief Arson Investigator

  • Minimum: $41,210
  • Midpoint: $52,429
  • Maximum: $63,648

Field Investigator 1

  • Minimum: $25,012
  • Midpoint: $33,839
  • Maximum: $42,666

Criminal Analyst 2

  • Minimum: $33,748
  • Midpoint: $45,617
  • Maximum: $57,486

Criminal Analyst 4

  • Minimum: $26,702
  • Midpoint: $36,699
  • Maximum: $46,696

Criminal Analyst 5

  • Minimum: $24,128
  • Midpoint: $33,553
  • Maximum: $42,978

Further salary information about criminal investigators in Indiana can be found in the table below:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
350
71340
Elkhart-Goshen IN
50
51730
Evansville IN-KY
90
57840
Fort Wayne IN
50
67470
Gary IN Metropolitan Division
120
79480
Indianapolis-Carmel IN
580
68310
Lafayette IN
50
49080
Louisville-Jefferson County KY-IN
200
68620
Michigan City-La Porte IN
50
45450
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
70
44100
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
60
44510
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
30
48880

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