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Average Salary for New York Police Department (NYPD) Employees

The average employee at New York Police Department (NYPD) takes home $74K annually. Though how long you've been working does impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at New York Police Department (NYPD). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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 (15)
$31,963 - $107,199  
[-]Police Officer (15)
Salary$33,485 - $97,880  
Total Pay$31,963 - $107,199  
[+]Police Sergeant (4)
$57,502 - $143,180  
[+]Police Sergeant (4)
Salary$50,605 - $137,706  
Bonus$151.46 - $3,593  
Total Pay$57,502 - $143,180  
[+]Police Lieutenant (3)
$59,751 - $149,538  
[+]Police Lieutenant (3)
Salary$65,961 - $149,442  
Total Pay$59,751 - $149,538  
[+]Traffic Agent (2)
$30,582 - $76,685  
[+]Traffic Agent (2)
Total Pay$30,582 - $76,685  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Years of Experience

Average pay is around $68K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $51K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make approximately $90K per year on average.


Police Lieutenants rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $125K annually; Police Sergeants come in second with average earnings amounting to $105K, while Police Officers and Traffic Agents rank near the top as well ($75K and $44K, respectively).

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $78K per year for Law Enforcement Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Police Officer Certifications with credentials; these people earn $75K annually on average. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at New York Police Department (NYPD) — these employees make the most at approximately $79K per year.


Employees who count Writing Procedures & Documentation among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $76K annually. A garden variety skill at New York Police Department (NYPD) is Oral / Verbal Communication; roughly two-fifths of New York Police Department (NYPD)'s people use it regularly.


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

The company allows more than half of workers to take paid time off for vacation, but only one-half of respondents get paid sick leave. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; New York Police Department (NYPD) sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan, a company pension plan, and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of respondents, and for most employees, dental coverage is too. The list of perks also includes life insurance and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

Key Stats for New York Police Department (NYPD)


13 %
87 %
$47,329 - $96,448
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
$50,868 - $106,125
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