How Much do Police Detectives Make in South Dakota?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police detectives in South Dakota earn an average of $71,580 a year, equivalent to $34.42 an hour.

This is 17% less than police detectives nationwide, but it is 67% more than the typical South Dakota worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
South Dakota Police Detective Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $59.42 $123,600
75th $44.75 $93,070
50th $29.31 $60,960
25th $24.52 $50,990
10th $20.87 $43,420
South Dakota Police Detectives Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Rapid City $35.80 $74,460
Sioux Falls $44.84 $93,270
South Dakota Police Detective Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $34.42 $71,580
2018 $34.64 $72,050
2017 $35.37 $73,580
2016 $34.33 $71,400
2015 $33.35 $69,380
2014 $32.85 $68,320
2013 $32.43 $67,460
2012 $31.92 $66,380
2011 $31.26 $65,020