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

Data published on the Nevada Workforce Informer, which is an online web portal managed and maintained by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, Research & Analysis Bureau, reveals an average annual detective salary in Nevada of $78,380. The median salary is about 8% lower at $72,190. The lowest ten percent of annual wages is $51,170, and this is likely to be considered an average of the starting salary. The most experienced detectives can be found at the top ten percent of all wages, and their average annual salary is $117,260, which is 33% above the statewide average.

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Below are salaries among detectives and criminologists by city in Nevada:

Las Vegas – Paradise

  • Median: $74,300
  • Average: $80,510
  • Lowest Ten Percent (Starting Salary): $50,750
  • Top Ten Percent (Experienced): $119,320

Reno – Sparks

  • Median: $73,560
  • Average: $81,350
  • Lowest Ten Percent (Starting Salary): $51,070
  • Top Ten Percent (Experienced): $122,730

Carson City

  • Median: $65,770
  • Average: $65,360
  • Lowest Ten Percent (Starting Salary): $51,390
  • Top Ten Percent (Experienced): $79,870

Detective salaries as gathered and published by the US Department of Labor are shown here for comparative purposes:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Carson City NV
40
65360
Las Vegas-Paradise NV
430
80510
Reno-Sparks NV
80
81350
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area
30
71030
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area
40
68920

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