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Average Salary for New York Police Department (NYPD) Employees

Compensation for New York Police Department (NYPD) employees tends to be around $78K per year. Though your experience level does impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at New York Police Department (NYPD). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

New York Police Department (NYPD) typically pays:
below market

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Employer: New York Police Department (NYPD)
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Police Officer (16)
$32,093 - $106,753  
[-]Police Officer (16)
Salary$33,452 - $97,880  
Total Pay$32,093 - $106,753  
[+]Police Sergeant (7)
$55,812 - $142,993  
[+]Police Sergeant (7)
Salary$46,598 - $141,394  
Bonus$10.86 - $2,038  
Total Pay$55,812 - $142,993  
[+]Police Lieutenant (4)
$62,784 - $147,543  
[+]Police Lieutenant (4)
Salary$66,501 - $146,830  
Total Pay$62,784 - $147,543  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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New York Police Department (NYPD) Details

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically about $56K. Those who stay for at least five years earn noticeably more; average salaries at that point reach $60K. For the most part, a representative employee at New York Police Department (NYPD) has been working for 20 years or more and makes $98K annually.


Police Lieutenants represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $119K — though Police Sergeants and Police Officers also do fairly well at around $102K and approximately $76K, respectively.

Certifications and Degrees

Police Officer Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $78K. First Aid Administrators also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of approximately $76K per year. New York Police Department (NYPD) workers who hold a B.A. in Criminal Justice are also well compensated, earning $98K on average.


Employees who count Security Risk Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $96K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Oral / Verbal Communication; just under a third deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Writing Procedures & Documentation, Safety Compliance, and Training.


Employees skew strongly male, with a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Only 43 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. At New York Police Department (NYPD), almost all workers have health insurance, and the vast majority of workers have dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and a subsidized cell phone.

Key Stats

15 %
85 %
$37,748 - $79,749
$48,466 - $100,601
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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