Salaries for Detectives, Homicide Detectives, Criminologists and Criminal Investigators in Georgia

The average detective salary in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Labor, is $58,765, which is an approximate hourly wage of $28.25. The entry-level salary is generally around $37,668. Detectives considered experienced have been reported to average $61,779. Of course, salaries fluctuate a great deal from city to city.

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Here is a breakdown of salaries by county and city in Georgia:

Camden County (Including Kingsland, Woodbine, and St. Marys)

  • Entry: $110,419
  • Average: $111,607
  • Experienced: $127,658

Wayne County (Including Jesup and Odum)

  • Entry: $49,239
  • Average: $94,154
  • Experienced: $124,215

Calhoun County (Including Morgan, Arlington, and Edison)

  • Entry: $44,337
  • Average: $80,588
  • Experienced: $113,860

Forsyth County (Including Cumming)

  • Entry: $46,748
  • Average: $80,281
  • Experienced: $118,979

Sumter County (Including Americus)

  • Entry: $38,039
  • Average: $78,142
  • Experienced: $117,308

Additional detective salaries throughout Georgia can be found in the following table:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Albany GA
40
61460
Athens-Clarke County GA
40
44470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta GA
1970
61780
Augusta-Richmond County GA-SC
190
49440
Brunswick GA
150
115680
Chattanooga TN-GA
130
59440
Columbus GA-AL
200
55520
Gainesville GA
40
49370
Hinesville-Fort Stewart GA
30
46570
Macon GA
130
60360
Savannah GA
190
80730
Valdosta GA
70
40840
Warner Robins GA
40
47840
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
170
40800
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
170
51860
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
70
43030
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
200
42330

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