Police Captain Salary

The average pay for a Police Captain is $76,178 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$49,379 - $127,310
$49K
$76K
$130K
MEDIAN: $76,178
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$14.80 - $46.52
$15
$30
$47
MEDIAN: $29.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,379 - $127,310  
   
Bonus
$7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$49,282 - $125,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $46.52  
   
Overtime
$25.34 - $69.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$7,500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,282 - $125,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Police Captain

A police captain is a high-level officer in a police department who usually has overall command and supervisory responsibility for a precinct or district. Police captains typically have lieutenants who serve as their direct reports, as well as department managers who oversee lower-level supervisors. Typically, they also have an important administrative role to play in examining the effectiveness and efficiency of the units they command, and they may also be required to provide press and PR availability on occasion.

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Police Captain Tasks

  • Direct police department activities and ensure all work performed meets the standards of the Department and serves the needs of the city.
  • Review and investigate civilian complaints and disciplinary issues in the department.
  • Study crime trends and use that information to adjust staffing strength, special forces deployment, assignments and policing priorities.
  • Maintain a positive team environment and foster positive relationships between the police force and citizens as well as other departments in local government.

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Key Stats for Police Captain

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
72%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Police Captain Salaries

Experienced
▲3%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
72%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 4%