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

Salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in Louisiana generally range between $37,856 and $66,872 according to statistical data published by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The average throughout the state, however, is $57,676. Salary information collected by the Louisiana Workforce Commission also details detective salaries by parish, as follows:

New Orleans Region

(Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, and St. Tammany Parishes)

  • Median: $66,643
  • Average: $77,408
  • Top 25%: $112,507

Baton Rouge Region

(Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana Parishes)

  • Median: $46,155
  • Average: $58,292
  • Top 25%: $68,785

Shreveport Region

(Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, De Soto, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster Parishes)

  • Median: $50,336
  • Average: $55,264
  • Top 25%: $59,072

The following table contains salary data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics regarding detectives in Louisiana:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Alexandria LA
100
47260
Baton Rouge LA
440
56810
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux LA
170
48440
Lafayette LA
120
58750
Lake Charles LA
150
50360
Monroe LA
40
39770
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner LA
490
77920
Shreveport-Bossier City LA
140
61720
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
50
67400
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
90
42990
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
100
62810
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
180
36950

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