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

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has found that salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in Mississippi can range anywhere from $32,660 (entry-level) to $63,260 (experienced-level). The average salary, though, is $53,060. Perhaps one of the biggest factors to impact salary is location.

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Below is salary information by city:

Jackson

  • Entry: $33,100
  • Average: $53,330
  • Experienced: $63,440

Gulfport, Biloxi

  • Entry: $35,270
  • Average: $64,310
  • Experienced: $78,830

Hattiesburg

  • Entry: $34,080
  • Average: $53,550
  • Experienced: $63,290

Pascagoula

  • Entry: $33,950
  • Average: $57,640
  • Experienced: $69,480

The table below, which has been published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, contains salary data about criminal investigators in Mississippi and takes a look at how salaries can fluctuate by location.

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Gulfport-Biloxi MS
140
64310
Hattiesburg MS
50
53550
Jackson MS
360
53330
Memphis TN-MS-AR
320
63020
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
130
64720
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
90
40950
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
70
40140
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
50
40180

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