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

According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, there is an average detective salary in Michigan of $80,704. Entry-level wages average $56,721 while those who are considered experienced have been reported to average $92,684 per year. Research done by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget also revealed significant variations in salary based on location, as shown below:

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Detroit, Warren, Livonia

  • Median: $95,730
  • Average: $97,150
  • Top Ten Percent: $133,400

Grand Rapids, Wyoming

  • Median: $102,280
  • Average: $94,810
  • Top Ten Percent: $129,550

Lansing, East Lansing

  • Median: $69,380
  • Average: $74,690
  • Top Ten Percent: $115,910

Kalamazoo, Portage

  • Median: $68,170
  • Average: $70,560
  • Top Ten Percent: $100,350

The table below provides comparative salary data from the U.S. Department of Labor specific to detectives and criminal investigators in Michigan:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Ann Arbor MI
40
90330
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn MI Metropolitan Division
770
97150
Detroit-Warren-Livonia MI
1080
92590
Flint MI
70
81930
Grand Rapids-Wyoming MI
100
96690
Kalamazoo-Portage MI
40
72960
Lansing-East Lansing MI
110
75180
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills MI Metropolitan Division
310
81090
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
100
82040
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
50
65850
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
110
54030

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