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

The Center for Workforce Research & Information, which is a division of the Maine Department of Labor, reports that the average homicide detective, criminologist and criminal investigator salary in Maine is $66,250. While the median is a bit lower at $55,890, those in the top 25% are noted to average $88,090, which is almost 25% above the statewide average. It’s also important to note that the Center for Workforce Research & Information further analyzed salaries by county, as shown here:

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Cumberland County (Portland, West Scarborough)

  • Median: $55,606
  • Average: $69,971
  • Top 25%: $100,904

Androscoggin County (Lewiston)

  • Median: $45,746
  • Average: $48,952
  • Top 25%: $54,467

Penobscot County (Bangor)

  • Median: $52,152
  • Average: $58,909
  • Top 25%: $58,646

York County (Sanford)

  • Median: $52,232
  • Average: $56,072
  • Top 25%: $60,024

Washington County (Calais)

  • Median: $88,866
  • Average: $83,052
  • Top 25%: $91,741

For comparison, additional information regarding the salaries of criminal investigators in Maine can be seen in this table featuring information provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bangor ME
60
59800
Lewiston-Auburn ME
30
48000
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford ME
160
67480
Portsmouth NH-ME
30
83850
Rochester-Dover NH-ME
30
58010
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
150
82580
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
190
57290

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