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

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports that the median of salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in Ohio is $57,830, although those in the top 75th percentile are known to average $68,120 per year. The entry-level salary is generally around $40,913. In addition, based on the same data published by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, it appears that overall Cleveland is one of the best paying areas in Ohio for criminal investigators and detectives.

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Below is a breakdown of salaries in Cleveland and other select cities within Ohio:

Cleveland, Elyria, Mentor

  • Starting: $50,814
  • Median: $81,600
  • Top 75th Percentile: $113,410

Columbus

  • Starting: $39,998
  • Median: $59,070
  • Top 75th Percentile: $75,550

Cincinnati

  • Starting: $47,008
  • Median: $64,830
  • Top 75th Percentile: $85,740

Toledo

  • Starting: $39,395
  • Median: $57,430
  • Top 75th Percentile: $74,070

Akron

  • Starting: $35,568
  • Median: $57,550
  • Top 75th Percentile: $81,010

Dayton

  • Starting: $41,475
  • Median: $70,060
  • Top 75th Percentile: $104,150

Comparative salary information can be found in the table shown here (US Department of Labor):

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Akron OH
110
66390
Canton-Massillon OH
40
67000
Cincinnati-Middletown OH-KY-IN
350
71340
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor OH
400
81600
Columbus OH
570
66280
Dayton OH
130
77640
Huntington-Ashland WV-KY-OH
50
71810
Toledo OH
130
65860
Wheeling WV-OH
30
61090
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman OH-PA
50
64550
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
30
46070
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
60
48390
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
60
50570

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