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

Salary data released by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center reveals an average annual detective salary in Missouri of $67,270. The entry-level salary is 47% less at $35,540, but the experienced salary is 19% more at $83,130. Of course, salaries among detectives differ by city and region, as shown below:

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Kansas City

  • Entry: $46,635
  • Average: $73,550
  • Experienced: $87,007

St. Louis

  • Entry: $65,417
  • Average: $99,472
  • Experienced: $116,500

Springfield

  • Entry: $37,600
  • Average: $86,520
  • Experienced: $110,980

Ozark Region

  • Entry: $30,588
  • Average: $71,130
  • Experienced: $91,401

St. Charles County

  • Entry: $42,658
  • Average: $56,001
  • Experienced: $62,672

Additional salary figures of detectives/criminal investigators across Missouri can be found in the following table:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Cape Girardeau-Jackson MO-IL
Estimate Not Released
96090
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers AR-MO
80
56980
Jefferson City MO
190
42600
Kansas City MO-KS
920
75350
St. Louis MO-IL
690
72980
Springfield MO
60
85990
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
90
42750
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
60
47170
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
30
43730

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