Average Salary for Atlanta Police Department Employees

Compensation for Atlanta Police Department employees is around $51K per year on average. Atlanta Police Department paychecks are largely negotiated based on your experience level, though your job title is also considered. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $34K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (57 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $60K per year on average.


The highest average salaries go to Police Lieutenants, who bring in close to $61K annually, though Police Officers are not far behind at approximately $47K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Police Officer Certifications, who make about $47K annually. Atlanta Police Department workers who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are also well compensated, earning $34K on average.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Oral / Verbal Communication; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $47K per year.

Benefits and Perks

For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Atlanta Police Department provides an optional 401(k) plan, and nearly one-half participate. Most survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of employees also include dental insurance.

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