Average Salary for Atlanta Police Department Employees

An average Atlanta Police Department employee can expect to make $49K annually. Atlanta Police Department paychecks are largely negotiated based on how long you've been working, though what you do at the company is also considered. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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.

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57 %
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5-9 years
10-19 years
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