Salaries for Detectives, Homicide Detectives, Criminologists and Criminal Investigators in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training finds the average of salaries for detectives, homicide detectives, criminologists and criminal investigators in Rhode Island is $76,960, which is an average of $37.00 per hour. The median salary statewide is about 12% lower at $67,974. Those who are new to the profession can expect to find themselves earning at entry level, which is $57,179 per year. However, it’s important to recognize that there is a lot of financial potential to be had as those at the experienced level are known to average nearly 32% more at $83,636.

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Also of note is the fact that salaries do tend to vary by region, and so the following detective salary information is provided according to location:

Providence, Fall River, Warwick

  • Entry: $58,344
  • Median: $69,014
  • Average: $76,710
  • Experience: $83,532

Norwich, New London

  • Entry: $63,523
  • Median: $70,304
  • Average: $76,856
  • Experience: $86,985

Additional salary information as released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics can be found in the table below:

Area name
Annual mean wage
Norwich-New London CT-RI
Providence-Fall River-Warwick RI-MA

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