Criminal Justice Schools
In Independence, Missouri

The city of Independence has 2 schools where criminal justice faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the criminal justice academic community in Independence, and the future trends. Academia in criminal justice includes criminal justice training at the following levels:

  • Criminal Justice Certificate
  • Associates degree in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice


Professional Trends

Independence Vs. Missouri Criminal Justice Employment

Independence 12,440
Missouri 33,680

Exactly 12,210 of Missouri's 33,190 criminal justice professionals work in Independence. The number of criminal justice professionals in Independence has shrunk by 9% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for criminal justice professionals in Independence has decreased, overall employment in Independence has increased.

Independence Vs. Missouri Criminal Justice employment growth

35,180 35,150 34,390 34,860 33,190
13,370 14,030 13,800 13,030 12,210
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Missouri
  • Dark Yellow: Independence

Criminal Justice VS. All professions salaries in Independence

$36,183 $38,480 $39,379 $40,409 $44,960
$39,400 $40,950 $42,340 $43,240 $44,060
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Criminal Justice in Independence
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Independence

In Independence, salaries for criminal justice professionals have increased. In 2010 criminal justice professionals in Independence reportedly earned an average salary of $44,960 per year. Criminal justice professionals in Independence made a yearly average salary of $36,183, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of criminal justice professionals in Independence is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Criminal justice professionals in Independence

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Independence criminal justice professionals earn a median yearly salary of $42,355. The difference in pay between the criminal justice professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 124%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $29,122 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $65,338 per year.

Average Salaries for Criminal justice professionals and related professions in Independence

Homeland Security
Criminal Justice
Forensic Science

Independence criminal justice professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Criminal Justice schools in Independence


There are 2 accredited criminal justice schools in the city. Many of Independence's criminal justice professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Criminal Justice Programs Offered In Independence


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in criminal justice offered by Independence's criminal justice schools.

Student Completed Criminal Justice Degrees In Independence


In 2010 approximately 189 students graduated from criminal justice courses.

Criminal Justice Faculty Salaries in Independence, Missouri

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