Police Lieutenant Salary

With approximately nine in ten of Police Lieutenants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $49K to $124K per year and averages out to $77K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Police Lieutenants report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,647 - $123,765
$51K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,479
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50%
90%

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$18.47 - $48.90
$18
$28
$49
MEDIAN: $27.91
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$0$123K
Salary $50,647 - $123,765
Bonus $970 - $25,532
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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$49,395 - $123,597
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 246
Hourly Data $0$96
Hourly Rate $18.47 - $48.90
Overtime $22.18 - $96.33
Annual Data $0$123K
Bonus $970 - $25,532
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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$49,395 - $123,597
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

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Job Description for Police Lieutenant

A police lieutenant is a law enforcement officer who typically has a number of supervisory responsibilities within a department. Generally, the lieutenant serves as a shift supervisor and handles scheduling responsibilities for shifts that conform with precinct regulations. These lieutenants oversee proper procedures for booking and holding of arrested persons and are also expected to assure and assist with progress in ongoing investigations. They must be available to assist officers in the station and in the field when situations warrant escalation to a superior.

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Police Lieutenant Tasks

  • 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.
  • Direct all aspects of division during emergency, disaster and other crisis events.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Police Lieutenant

Pay by Experience for a Police Lieutenant has a positive trend. An entry-level Police Lieutenant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Police Lieutenant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Police Lieutenant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 156 salaries. A Police Lieutenant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 163 salaries.

Key Stats for Police Lieutenant

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
53%
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Experience Affects Police Lieutenant Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$75,000

Experienced
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼19%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 8%
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