Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Maine

The average annual and hourly salaries for detectives and criminal investigators in the state of Maine are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of detectives and criminal investigators among Maine metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Maine

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,010
25th Percentile Wage
$47,080
50th Percentile Wage
$60,430
75th Percentile Wage
$80,480
90th Percentile Wage
$101,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $101,480. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,010.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.72
25th Percentile Wage
$22.63
50th Percentile Wage
$29.06
75th Percentile Wage
$38.69
90th Percentile Wage
$48.79

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Maine in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.79. The median hourly salary is $29.06. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.72.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of detectives and criminal investigators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,4300.61%8.26%
201560,0607.78%-
201455,390-0.90%-
201355,8900.81%-
201255,440--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Detectives and Criminal Investigators in Maine Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Maine cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Maine ranges from $54,010 to $78,120. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Maine is Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $78,120. The second highest paying city/area in Maine State is Portland-South Portland-Biddeford (mean annual salary $62,260). The lowest paying area is Bangor with a median annual salary of $54,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
$78,120
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford
$62,260
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
$55,200
Bangor
$54,010



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