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

Salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in Maryland average out at $91,520, according to the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. This is roughly 13.6% more than the national average of $79,030 which has been reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average beginning salary of criminal investigators in Maryland is noted to be $46,280, but the experienced-level salary is $113,880, so there is certainly significant financial potential overall.

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Specific salary data released by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation by city/county is as follows:

Baltimore

  • Average: $105,040
  • Median: $119,600
  • Entry-Level: $57,720
  • Experienced-Level: $128,440

Mid-Maryland WIA (Carroll and Howard Counties, including Columbia and Ellicott City)

  • Average: $71,240
  • Median: $54,600
  • Entry-Level: $45,240
  • Experienced-Level: $83,720

Montgomery County WIA (including Silver Spring)

  • Average: $109,200
  • Median: $115,440
  • Entry-Level: $67,080
  • Experienced-Level: $130,000

Further information for comparitive purposes specific to¬†criminal investigator and detective salaries in Maryland’s broader Workforce Investment Areas is shown in the table below¬†(Furnished by the US Department of Labor):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Baltimore-Towson MD
510
94260
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick MD Metropolitan Division
110
98800
Hagerstown-Martinsburg MD-WV
30
71940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
4500
113710
Wilmington DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division
100
95930

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