The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has established that the average homicide detective, criminologist and criminal investigator salary in Oklahoma is $52,700. The median is noted to be roughly 16% less at $44,450. Those at the entry level tend to average around $29,460, but the financial potential is really good as those at the experienced level earn, on average, $64,320, which is 54% more than the beginning annual wage.
Because salary is generally affected by location, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has also compared salaries in Oklahoma City and Tulsa:
- Starting: $30,030
- Median: $46,160
- Average: $56,040
- Experienced: $69,050
- Starting: $29,400
- Median: $45,380
- Average: $54,900
- Experienced: $67,660
Overall, salary levels are just slightly higher for detectives employed in Oklahoma City.
For comparative purposes, the U.S. Department of Labor also provides the salaries for criminal investigators and detectives throughout Oklahoma: