Criminal Justice Jobs, Careers and Salaries in Colorado

Interested in launching a criminal justice career in Colorado? Explore some of the best criminal justice, law enforcement and crime-fighting jobs in the state.

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 13,140
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $42.13
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $87,620
  • Colorado State Employment: 160
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: N/A
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: N/A
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 8,110
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $63,250
  • Colorado State Employment: 100
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $31.95
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $66,460
Bailiffs
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 17,140
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $19.35
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $40,240
  • Colorado State Employment: 80
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $21.04
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $43,770
Correctional Officers and Jailers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 455,350
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $42,610
  • Colorado State Employment: 7,520
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $22.19
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $46,160
Court Reporters
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 3,172,420
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $41,740
  • Colorado State Employment: 430
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $37.64
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $78,300
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 110,380
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $34.93
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $72,650
  • Colorado State Employment: 1,790
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $34.93
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $72,650
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 45,540
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $28.76
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $59,810
  • Colorado State Employment: 610
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $32.03
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $66,630
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 99,900
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $37.78
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $78,580
  • Colorado State Employment: 1,270
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $41.19
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $85,670
Fish and Game Wardens
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 7,530
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $26.42
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $54,950
  • Colorado State Employment: 210
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $24.90
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $51,800
Judges, Magistrates Judges, and Magistrates
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 26,350
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $103,990
  • Colorado State Employment: 590
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $58.38
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $121,440
Law Clerks
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 32,630
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $41,960
  • Colorado State Employment: 260
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $21.6
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $44,920
Lawyers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 556,790
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $129,020
  • Colorado State Employment: 10,590
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $59.14
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $123,010
Paralegals and Legal Assistants
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 246,810
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $50,080
  • Colorado State Employment: 4,430
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $23.83
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $49,570
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 641,590
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $26.53
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $55,180
  • Colorado State Employment: 9,700
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $28.75
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $59,790
Private Investigators and Detectives
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 31,250
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $47,130
  • Colorado State Employment: 400
  • Colorado State Hourly Mean Wage: $21.26
  • Colorado State Annual Mean Wage: $44,220


Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics



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