How Much do Police Detectives Make in New York?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police detectives in New York earn an average of $92,600 a year, equivalent to $44.52 an hour.

This is 8% more than police detectives nationwide and 45% more than the typical New York worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
New York Police Detective Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $72.06 $149,890
75th $56.39 $117,290
50th $41.15 $85,600
25th $31.68 $65,890
10th $25.89 $53,860
New York Police Detectives Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Albany $41.58 $86,480
Binghamton $38.95 $81,010
Buffalo $42.12 $87,600
Glens Falls $31.15 $64,790
Ithaca $51.25 $106,600
Kingston $38.94 $81,000
New York $48.34 $100,550
Rochester $40.71 $84,680
Utica $35.12 $73,060
Watertown $37.81 $78,650
New York Police Detective Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $44.52 $92,600
2018 $43.87 $91,250
2017 $42.46 $88,320
2016 $42.14 $87,650
2015 $41.34 $85,990
2014 $42.44 $88,280
2013 $42.66 $88,720
2012 $42.31 $88,010
2011 $38.30 $79,670