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

Median and average salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in Tennessee range from $47,890 to $58,950 respectively. This is based on data collected and analyzed by the U.S. Department of Labor. The beginning salary tends to average between $33,610 and $40,050. Detectives in the top 75th percentile have been reported averaging $68,820, but for those in the top ten percent statewide, there is an incredible average of $112,490, which is 57% more than the statewide median salary.

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The Tennessee Department of Human Resources also provides salary data regarding investigative careers in Tennessee, as shown here:

TBI Special Agent – Criminal Investigator 1

  • Minimum Salary: $45,324
  • Maximum Salary: $70,320

TBI Special Agent – Criminal Investigator 2

  • Minimum Salary: $49,500
  • Maximum Salary: $76,788

Furthermore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has collected salary information of detectives and criminal investigators in Tennessee, and this is shown in the table here:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Chattanooga TN-GA
130
59440
Clarksville TN-KY
110
42860
Jackson TN
60
58530
Johnson City TN
60
47870
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol TN-VA
50
62750
Knoxville TN
210
67180
Memphis TN-MS-AR
320
63020
Morristown TN
40
45110
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin TN
410
66190
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
90
46350
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
90
42610
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
80
38440
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
110
48500

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