Salaries for Detectives, Homicide Detectives, Criminologists and Criminal Investigators in District of Columbia

The District of Columbia, Department of Employment Services reports an average homicide detective, criminologist and criminal investigator salary in the District of Columbia of $115,230. This is significant in that it exceeds the national average of $79,030 by 31%.

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It’s worth noting that there is a pretty large salary gap for criminal investigators in DC. In fact, there is a difference of almost 51% between the lowest and highest reported salaries. Here is a more in-depth look at the criminal investigator salaries reported by the District of Columbia, Department of Employment Services:

  • 10th Percentile: $73,380
  • 25th Percentile: $93,580
  • Median: $122,430
  • Average: $115,230
  • 75th Percentile: $129,850
  • 90th Percentile: $149,050

The following table is based on salary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor and provides more wage information about criminal investigators in the District of Columbia:

Area name
Annual mean wage
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV

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