Police Lieutenant Salary (United States)

Police Lieutenants who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up almost all of Police Lieutenants in the United States. Pay fluctuates from $42,727 to $120,434 per year, but expected earnings average $74,808 annually. Nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a majority get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Police Lieutenants. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Police Lieutenant Salary (?
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$43,757 - $122,485
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $74,889
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Police Lieutenant Salary (?
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$16.20 - $48.97
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,757 - $122,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,987  
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 - $120,434  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 259
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$16.20 - $48.97  
   
Overtime
$26.10 - $86.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,987  
   
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 - $120,434  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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
$75,000
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 3%
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