Criminal Justice Jobs, Careers and Salaries in Missouri

Interested in launching a criminal justice career in Missouri? 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
  • Missouri State Employment: 140
  • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $45.28
  • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $94,190
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 8,110
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $30.41
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $63,250
  • Missouri State Employment: 100
  • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $33.76
  • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $70,230
Bailiffs
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 17,140
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $19.35
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $40,240
  • Missouri State Employment: 1,220
  • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $21.94
  • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $45,640
Correctional Officers and Jailers
  • Professionals employed nationwide: 455,350
  • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.49
  • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $42,610
  • Missouri State Employment: 8,730
  • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $13.97
  • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $29,060
  • Court Reporters
    • Professionals employed nationwide: 3,172,420
    • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.07
    • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $41,740
    • Missouri State Employment: 320
    • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $24.11
    • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $50,150
    Detectives and Criminal Investigators
    • Professionals employed nationwide: 110,380
    • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $31.66
    • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $65,860
    • Missouri State Employment: 1,680
    • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $26.06
    • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $54,210
    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
    • Missouri State Employment: 430
    • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $23.20
    • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $48,270
    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
    • Missouri State Employment: 1,600
    • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $32.80
    • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $68,220
    Fish and Game Wardens
    • Professionals employed nationwide: 7,530
    • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $26.42
    • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $54,950
    Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
    • Professionals employed nationwide: 26,350
    • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $49.99
    • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $103,990
    • Missouri State Employment: 540
    • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $54.44
    • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $113,230
    Law Clerks
    • Professionals employed nationwide: 32,630
    • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $20.17
    • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $41,960
    • Missouri State Employment: 630
    • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $15.27
    • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $31,760
    Lawyers
    • Professionals employed nationwide: 556,790
    • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $62.03
    • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $129,020
    • Missouri State Employment: 9,610
    • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $54.03
    • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $112,380
    Paralegals and Legal Assistants
    • Professionals employed nationwide: 246,810
    • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $24.08
    • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $50,080
    • Missouri State Employment: 4,430
    • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $21.60
    • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $44,920
    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
    • Missouri State Employment: 11,830
    • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $20.64
    • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $42,940
    Private Investigators and Detectives
    • Professionals employed nationwide: 31,250
    • U.S. Mean Hourly Wage: $22.66
    • U.S. Mean Annual Wage: $47,130
    • Missouri State Employment: 1,210
    • Missouri State Hourly Mean Wage: $18.58
    • Missouri State Annual Mean Wage: $38,650


    Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics



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