Police Captain Salary

The average pay for a Police Captain is $74,720 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$46,224 - $134,899
(Median)
$46K
$75K
$130K
MEDIAN: $74,719
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90%

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$16.73 - $50.68
(Median)
$17
$28
$51
MEDIAN: $27.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,224 - $134,899  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,135  
Total Pay (?
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$42,684 - $133,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.73 - $50.68  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $36.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,135  
   
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).
)
$42,684 - $133,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Police Captain Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$73,000

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 6%
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