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.