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

The Kansas Labor Information Center, an online data portal established and managed by the Kansas Department of Labor, finds a median detective salary in Kansas of $57,660. The difference between salary at the entry level and experienced level is 44%, which is $41,120 and $74,420 respectively. It’s important to note, however, that location often greatly affects income.

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For this reason, the Kansas Labor Information Center also broke down salary by county and city:

Sedgwick County (Wichita)

  • Entry Level: $51,958
  • Median: $65,902
  • Experienced: $76,143

Johnson County (Overland Park)

  • Entry Level: $49,126
  • Median: $73,394
  • Experienced: $94,446

Wyandotte County (Kansas City)

  • Entry Level: $55,771
  • Median: $72,819
  • Experienced: $85,803

Riley County (Manhattan)

  • Entry Level: $50,795
  • Median: $56,696
  • Experienced: $60,051

Butler County (El Dorado)

  • Entry Level: $45,197
  • Median: $51,775
  • Experienced: $53,666

Geary County (Junction City)

  • Entry Level: $38,286
  • Median: $50,847
  • Experienced: $56,563

Additional salary data about detectives and criminal investigators throughout Kansas is shown in the table here:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Kansas City MO-KS
920
75350
Manhattan KS
40
55820
Topeka KS
180
49780
Wichita KS
230
64930
Kansas nonmetropolitan area
220
46540

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