Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $34K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Atlanta Police Department employees (38 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $60K annually on average.
Police Lieutenants represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $62K per year — though Police Officers also do fairly well at $46K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
The highest-paying degree here is a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA); Atlanta Police Department awards around $42K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Training; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $46K per year.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and a majority of workers use it to save for retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all survey participants, and for a solid majority of workers, dental coverage is too.