Salaries for Detectives, Homicide Detectives, Criminologists and Criminal Investigators in North Carolina

According to North Carolina’s Demand Driven Data Delivery System, also known as the D4 system and operated by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in North Carolina can range anywhere from $36,660 to $62,470.

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The breakdown of that range is more specifically shown here:

  • Starting: $36,660
  • Median: $45,710
  • Average: $53,870
  • Experience: $62,470

In addition, it’s likewise important to look at salary by city because income does fluctuate geographically:

Charlotte, Gastonia, Rock Hill

  • Starting: $37,990
  • Median: $50,150
  • Average: $63,710
  • Experience: $76,580

Raleigh, Cary

  • Starting: $42,750
  • Median: $58,490
  • Average: $65,300
  • Experience: $76,570

Greensboro, High Point

  • Starting: $33,210
  • Median: $46,030
  • Average: $58,030
  • Experience: $70,440

Winston-Salem

  • Starting: $39,020
  • Median: $45,460
  • Average: $49,000
  • Experience: $53,990

Durham, Chapel Hill

  • Starting: $39,900
  • Median: $49,010
  • Average: $50,910
  • Experience: $56,410

In the table here are salaries according to city of criminal investigators in North Carolina as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Asheville NC
170
57510
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill NC-SC
560
63710
Durham-Chapel Hill NC
180
50910
Fayetteville NC
200
55360
Goldsboro NC
30
41980
Greensboro-High Point NC
250
58030
Greenville NC
70
51170
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton NC
90
43210
Jacksonville NC
90
67970
Raleigh-Cary NC
440
65300
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
560
73020
Wilmington NC
180
58510
Winston-Salem NC
210
49000
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
170
44120
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
330
41810
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
180
39020
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
220
40840

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