How Much do Police Detectives Make in Missouri?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police detectives in Missouri earn an average of $73,480 a year, equivalent to $35.33 an hour.

This is 15% less than police detectives nationwide, but it is 54% more than the typical Missouri worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Missouri Police Detective Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $61.57 $128,060
75th $41.57 $86,460
50th $33.52 $69,710
25th $22.35 $46,480
10th $18.87 $39,260
Missouri Police Detectives Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Jefferson City $22.03 $45,820
Kansas City $40.25 $83,710
Springfield $35.68 $74,220
St. Louis $38.41 $79,890
Missouri Police Detective Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $35.33 $73,480
2018 $34.07 $70,860
2017 $32.83 $68,280
2016 $32.87 $68,370
2015 $33.56 $69,800
2014 $32.71 $68,030
2013 $31.89 $66,330
2012 $32.34 $67,270
2011 $30.38 $63,190