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

According to the Oregon Employment Department, median and average salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in Oregon range between $72,176 and $75,477 respectively. Entry-level wages tend to range between $44,761 and $56,118, while experienced professionals can expect a salary range of $90,438 to $118,393 per year. Salary data also points toward the Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson areas as the highest paying throughout the state with an average salary among detectives of $83,823.

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Here is a look at how detectives’ salaries in Oregon compare geographically:

Multnomah/Washington (Portland, Gresham)

  • Entry: $41,891 to $57,512
  • Median: $80,017
  • Average: $79,715
  • Experience: $94,744 to $122,096

Marion/Polk/Yamhill (Salem)

  • Entry: $42,702 to $50,939
  • Median: $62,483
  • Average: $64,254
  • Experience: $74,942 to $88,129

Lane (Eugene)

  • Entry: $53,497 to $62,462
  • Median: $74,048
  • Average: $81,125
  • Experience: $94,452 to $126,318

Additional salary information obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is displayed in the following table:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bend OR
30
82340
Eugene-Springfield OR
40
82950
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
600
76960
Salem OR
140
64670
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area
30
60880
Southern Oregon and Linn County nonmetropolitan area
30
67740

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