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

Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals an average detective salary in Wisconsin of $69,170. However, Wisconsin’s WORKnet, the labor data site managed and operated by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, provides much more detailed information about how detectives in Wisconsin are paid:

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Statewide Salaries

  • Entry: $52,430
  • Average: $68,330
  • Experienced: $76,280

Milwaukee County (Milwaukee)

  • Entry: $61,540
  • Average: $76,640
  • Experienced: $84,180

Dane County (Madison)

  • Entry: $62,110
  • Average: $78,150
  • Experienced: $86,170

Brown County (Green Bay)

  • Entry: $60,870
  • Average: $86,920
  • Experienced: $99,940

Comparative information on salaries for detectives in Wisconsin as provided by the US Department of Labor can be seen in the table below:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Appleton WI
30
63550
Duluth MN-WI
80
71790
Green Bay WI
40
76780
Lake County-Kenosha County IL-WI Metropolitan Division
100
76920
Madison WI
170
76250
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis WI
500
75260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington MN-WI
750
79010
Racine WI
60
61690
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
60
62930
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
60
54390
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
40
54270
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
40
52230

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