How Much do Police Detectives Make in New Jersey?

Do police detectives in New Jersey make a lot of money? What is the average pay for New Jersey police detectives?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police detectives in New Jersey earn an average of $103,460 a year, equivalent to $49.74 an hour.

This is 20% more than police detectives nationwide and 72% more than the typical New Jersey worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
New Jersey Police Detective Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $72.07 $149,900
75th $62.29 $129,560
50th $50.51 $105,060
25th $37.65 $78,310
10th $28.03 $58,290
New Jersey Police Detectives Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Atlantic City $46.25 $96,200
Ocean City $42.88 $89,190
Trenton $44.98 $93,550
Vineland $43.74 $90,980
New Jersey Police Detective Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $49.74 $103,460
2018 $49.33 $102,600
2017 $48.55 $100,980
2016 $47.68 $99,180
2015 $47.57 $98,940
2014 $47.89 $99,600
2013 $48.14 $100,140
2012 $47.97 $99,770
2011 $46.51 $96,740