Salaries for Detectives, Homicide Detectives, Criminologists and Criminal Investigators in New Jersey

It has been published by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development that the median of salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in New Jersey is $99,800. This is significant in that this exceeds by 23% the national median set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor, which is $76,730. The bottom 25% of salaries, which are likely entry-level positions, is $82,290 whereas the top 25% of salaries, which are likely experienced positions, is $119,440 per year.

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One aspect worth examining is location, as income tends to vary between cities and counties, as shown here:

Newark – Union

  • Median: $102,130
  • Average: $103,680
  • Bottom 25% (Entry): $85,820
  • Top 25% (Experienced): $126,080

Atlantic County (Mays Landing, Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic City)

  • Median: $85,660
  • Average: $88,730
  • Bottom 25% (Entry): $72,390
  • Top 25% (Experienced): $107,970

Cumberland County (Bridgeton, Vineland, Maurice River Township)

  • Median: $81,870
  • Average: $83,430
  • Bottom 25% (Entry): $68,100
  • Top 25% (Experienced): $101,450

The U.S. Department of Labor has also provided this salary table of detective and criminal investigator salaries across New Jersey:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton PA-NJ
80
81540
Atlantic City-Hammonton NJ
140
89690
Camden NJ Metropolitan Division
400
90520
Edison-New Brunswick NJ Metropolitan Division
490
103120
Newark-Union NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
900
104600
New York-White Plains-Wayne NY-NJ Metropolitan Division
6620
86820
Ocean City NJ
40
86200
Trenton-Ewing NJ
310
91170
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton NJ
40
82970
Wilmington DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division
100
95930

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