Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salary Information in Ohio

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,720
25th Percentile Wage
$51,560
50th Percentile Wage
$65,500
75th Percentile Wage
$83,120
90th Percentile Wage
$126,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $126,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,720.

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
$65,500
4.23% 0.64%
2016
$62,730
2.09% -
2015
$61,420
-1.42% -
2014
$62,290
-0.18% -
2013
$62,400
-4.29% -
2012
$65,080
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of detectives and criminal investigators in state of Ohio ranges from $49,180 to $86,880. The highest paying area for detectives and criminal investigators in Ohio is Sandusky with a median annual salary of $86,880. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Dayton (mean annual salary $78,770). The lowest paying area is Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sandusky
$86,880
Dayton
$78,770
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$77,950
Cincinnati-Middletown
$72,550
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$70,550
Toledo
$64,280
Columbus
$62,850
Canton-Massillon
$62,360
Akron
$59,940
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$55,570
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$51,550
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$49,180




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