How Much do Police Detectives Make in Georgia?

Do police detectives in Georgia make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Georgia police detectives?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police detectives in Georgia earn an average of $67,820 a year, equivalent to $32.60 an hour.

This is 21% less than police detectives nationwide, but it is 37% more than the typical Georgia worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Georgia Police Detective Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $62.93 $130,880
75th $37.67 $78,350
50th $26.80 $55,750
25th $21.58 $44,890
10th $18.01 $37,460
Georgia Police Detectives Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Albany $31.26 $65,020
Athens $26.90 $55,960
Atlanta $33.47 $69,620
Augusta $30.10 $62,620
Brunswick $57.16 $118,890
Columbus $27.28 $56,740
Gainesville $25.46 $52,950
Macon $30.63 $63,710
Savannah $39.37 $81,900
Valdosta $20.20 $42,010
Warner Robins $27.06 $56,290
Georgia Police Detective Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $32.60 $67,820
2018 $31.94 $66,430
2017 $31.79 $66,130
2016 $30.52 $63,490
2015 $30.04 $62,480
2014 $29.56 $61,480
2013 $28.88 $60,070
2012 $27.92 $58,060
2011 $27.21 $56,600