How Much do Police Detectives Make in Wisconsin?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police detectives in Wisconsin earn an average of $80,410 a year, equivalent to $38.66 an hour.

This is 7% less than police detectives nationwide, but it is 65% more than the typical Wisconsin worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Wisconsin Police Detective Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $49.97 $103,940
75th $43.36 $90,190
50th $38.09 $79,220
25th $32.37 $67,340
10th $27.31 $56,790
Wisconsin Police Detectives Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Appleton $35.46 $73,760
Eau Claire $36.55 $76,020
Green Bay $42.18 $87,740
Madison $38.21 $79,480
Milwaukee $44.20 $91,940
Oshkosh $37.07 $77,110
Racine $35.72 $74,290
Wisconsin Police Detective Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $38.66 $80,410
2018 $36.82 $76,590
2017 $36.16 $75,220
2016 $35.23 $73,280
2015 $35.77 $74,390
2014 $33.59 $69,870
2013 $33.26 $69,170
2012 $32.85 $68,330
2011 $33.16 $68,970