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

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:

Oklahoma City

  • Starting: $30,030
  • Median: $46,160
  • Average: $56,040
  • Experienced: $69,050

Tulsa

  • 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:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Fort Smith AR-OK
80
52550
Oklahoma City OK
660
57070
Tulsa OK
Estimate Not Released
56450
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
120
49560
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
70
44460
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
50
41900
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area
150
44490

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