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

As of 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in Hawaii ranging anywhere from $63,810 to $121,770, a difference of nearly 48%. The median and average annual salaries are $84,280 and $87,860 respectively. Professionals in the top 25% statewide average $104,380 per year, while those in the top ten percent average an astounding $121,770 per year, which is almost 48% more than what detectives in Hawaii generally earn starting out.


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Honolulu is the highest paying area in Hawaii for detectives. In Honolulu, there is an average salary of $90,510, which exceeds the national average of $79,030 by about 13%. In addition, those in the top ten percent in Honolulu are noted to average $125,260.

In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, also provides the following salary data in regards to detectives in Hawaii:

Area name
Annual mean wage
Honolulu HI
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area