Police Lieutenant Salary (United States)

A Police Lieutenant earns an average salary of $74,267 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Police Lieutenant Total Pay (?
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$42,957 - $122,410
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $74,266
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Police Lieutenant Total Pay (?
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$16.84 - $48.44
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,957 - $122,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,980  
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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$42,727 - $119,505  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$16.84 - $48.44  
   
Overtime
$25.97 - $81.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,980  
   
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).
)
$42,727 - $119,505  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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Job Description for Police Lieutenant

  • Assist in forecasting and administering budget processes.
  • Attend and contribute to department meetings, and aid in the development and implementation of department goals and objectives.
  • Supervise day to day operations of a section, shift or division of detectives, sergeants and officers.
  • Manage, motivate, train, evaluate and discipline team; schedule and prioritize weapons, firearms and other training activities.
  • Supervise and participate in the daily care and maintenance of station, supplies, equipment and grounds.

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Experience Affects Police Lieutenant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$74,000
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
1%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 3%
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