Average Salary for New York Police Department (NYPD) Employees

New York Police Department (NYPD) pays its employees $78K annually on average. Though how long you've been working does impact pay, your job title is the primary influence on employee salary at New York Police Department (NYPD). This synopsis is derived from responses to the PayScale's salary survey.

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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$33,188 - $98,337  
Total Pay$31,963 - $107,199  
[+]Police Sergeant (6)
$61,440 - $143,594  
[+]Police Sergeant (6)
Salary$56,118 - $140,132  
Bonus$158.63 - $5,033  
Total Pay$61,440 - $143,594  
[+]Police Lieutenant (4)
$64,246 - $147,488  
[+]Police Lieutenant (4)
Salary$64,520 - $147,484  
Total Pay$64,246 - $147,488  
[+]Traffic Agent (2)
$30,340 - $72,349  
[+]Traffic Agent (2)
Total Pay$30,340 - $72,349  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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About This Company

City Of New York Police Department, City of New York Police Department (NYPD), City Of New York Police Dept

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at New York Police Department (NYPD) for between five and ten years earn $60K on average. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $56K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of New York Police Department (NYPD) employees (37 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and typically earn around $98K per year.


Earning about $119K on average, Police Lieutenants receive the most money, followed by Police Sergeants ($102K) and Police Officers (approximately $76K).

Certifications and Degrees

Police Officer Certifications have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $78K. Bigger paychecks are awarded to First Aid Administrators with credentials; these people typically earn $76K annually. At New York Police Department (NYPD), employees who hold a B.A. in Criminal Justice receive the highest salaries at around $98K.


Employees who count Security Risk Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $96K. A common skill in New York Police Department (NYPD)'s work force is Oral / Verbal Communication; just under one in three of survey participants report using it on the job. Employees also tend to know 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

Company benefits — namely paid time off for both vacation and sick leave — are received by just 43 percent. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; New York Police Department (NYPD) sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Almost all employees have health insurance, and benefits for almost all workers also include dental insurance. New York Police Department (NYPD) also dishes out privileges such as life insurance, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats for New York Police Department (NYPD)


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

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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