Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in New Jersey

The average annual and hourly salaries for detectives and criminal investigators in the state of New Jersey are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of detectives and criminal investigators among New Jersey 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 New Jersey

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,850
25th Percentile Wage
$77,930
50th Percentile Wage
$102,780
75th Percentile Wage
$126,260
90th Percentile Wage
$146,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $146,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $102,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,850.

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
$102,780
2.78% 2.90%
2016
$99,920
-0.93% -
2015
$100,850
-0.82% -
2014
$101,680
0.16% -
2013
$101,520
1.69% -
2012
$99,800
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of New Jersey ranges from $81,100 to $107,840. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in New Jersey is Edison-New Brunswick with a median annual salary of $107,840. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Camden (mean annual salary $92,020). The lowest paying area is Ocean City with a median annual salary of $81,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Edison-New Brunswick
$107,840
Camden
$92,020
Trenton-Ewing
$91,550
Atlantic City-Hammonton
$89,540
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton
$87,570
Wilmington
$81,800
Ocean City
$81,100




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