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.
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: