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

As of 2013, the median detective salary in Vermont, according to the Vermont Department of Labor, was $88,860. This compared very favorably with the national average of $76,730 reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, exceeding it nicely by nearly 14%. In Vermont, detectives were noted to have large gaps in salary, mainly because of professional experience and geographic location.

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Below is detailed salary data published by the Vermont Department of Labor:

Burlington, South Burlington

  • Starting Salaries: $44,480 to $53,370
  • Median: $86,020
  • Average: $83,700
  • Experience: $115,900 to $126,140

Southern Vermont

  • Starting Salaries: $44,610 to $51,200
  • Median: $62,180
  • Average: $73,370
  • Experience: $94,600 to $115,900

Northern Vermont

  • Starting Salaries: $50,530 to $71,770
  • Median: $88,870
  • Average: $81,820
  • Experience: $91,750 to $96,330

The data in the following table includes detectives’ salaries statewide as obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Burlington-South Burlington VT
70
83700
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
140
81820

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