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 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 New Jersey

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,970
25th Percentile Wage
$78,030
50th Percentile Wage
$99,920
75th Percentile Wage
$124,100
90th Percentile Wage
$143,110

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 $143,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,970.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.43
25th Percentile Wage
$37.51
50th Percentile Wage
$48.04
75th Percentile Wage
$59.66
90th Percentile Wage
$68.80

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for detectives and criminal investigators in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $68.80. The median hourly salary is $48.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.43.

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
201699,920-0.93%0.12%
2015100,850-0.82%-
2014101,6800.16%-
2013101,5201.69%-
201299,800--

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 $85,630 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 $92,880). The lowest paying area is Atlantic City-Hammonton with a median annual salary of $85,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Edison-New Brunswick
$107,840
Camden
$92,880
Ocean City
$92,750
Wilmington
$91,080
Trenton-Ewing
$88,980
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton
$87,420
Atlantic City-Hammonton
$85,630


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