Police Chief Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Police Chief is $71,760 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Police Chief Total Pay (?
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$37,108 - $123,255
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MEDIAN: $71,760
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Police Chief Total Pay (?
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$11.67 - $30.74
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$37,108 - $123,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,803  
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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$35,265 - $122,052  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 444
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$11.67 - $30.74  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $81.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,803  
   
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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$35,265 - $122,052  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 444
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Job Description for Police Chief
  • Communicate with the public, the media, and local groups.
  • Manage the budget, including bargaining, negotiations, and tracking software for expenditures.
  • Oversee police department, including training, hiring, and policy creation.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Police Chief Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$68,000
Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 27%
Entry-Level
up arrow 33%
Job Satisfaction
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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 115 votes.
Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
63%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 12%
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