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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,590
25th Percentile Wage
$50,240
50th Percentile Wage
$64,900
75th Percentile Wage
$81,790
90th Percentile Wage
$99,230

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 $99,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,590.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of detectives and criminal investigators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,900
6.89% 14.58%
2016
$60,430
0.61% -
2015
$60,060
7.78% -
2014
$55,390
-0.90% -
2013
$55,890
0.81% -
2012
$55,440
- -

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 $46,890 to $81,790. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Maine is Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $81,790. The second highest paying city/area in Maine State is Portland-South Portland-Biddeford (mean annual salary $65,780). The lowest paying area is Lewiston-Auburn with a median annual salary of $46,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
$81,790
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford
$65,780
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
$58,660
Bangor
$52,980
Lewiston-Auburn
$46,890




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