Years of Experience
Average pay is approximately $60K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of New York Police Department (NYPD) employees (34 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $88K per year on average.
Police Lieutenants are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $114K annually on average; Police Sergeants are next on the list, bringing in close to $108K, followed by Police Officers earning around $74K and Traffic Agents making about $44K.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Law Enforcement Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $78K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning a Police Officer Certification certification garners significant financial rewards of around $75K annually on average. At New York Police Department (NYPD), employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at about $81K.
Employees who count Oral / Verbal Communication among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $76K per year. Writing Procedures & Documentation also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under a third of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Data Analysis, Customer Service, and Training as well.
With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of New York Police Department (NYPD)'s employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 42 percent receiving paid vacation and approximately one in four workers receiving sick leave. New York Police Department (NYPD) helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. New York Police Department (NYPD) provides health insurance to nearly all employees, and most employees do receive dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, private medical insurance (pmi), and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.