Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of approximately $60K annually. The greater proportion of employees (34 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of $88K per year.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Police Lieutenants, Police Sergeants, Police Officers, and Traffic Agents; while the first receives the highest median pay at $114K annually, the other salaries come in at around $108K, about $74K, and $44K, respectively.
Certifications and Degrees
Law Enforcement Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $78K per year. Police Officer Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $75K annually. At New York Police Department (NYPD), employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at $81K.
In this position, it pays to have Oral / Verbal Communication in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $76K per year. Writing Procedures & Documentation is a popular skill among New York Police Department (NYPD) workers, with slightly less than a third of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Customer Service, and Training.
New York Police Department (NYPD)'s employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only 42 percent receiving paid vacation and a quarter of survey participants receiving paid sick days. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. New York Police Department (NYPD) provides health insurance to nearly all employees, and a large number of employees do receive dental coverage. Privileges also include life insurance, private medical insurance (pmi), and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.