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Police Lieutenant Salary

A Police Lieutenant earns an average salary of $75,324 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$44,247 - $124,196
(Median)
$44K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,324
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90%

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$16.77 - $47.82
(Median)
$17
$33
$48
MEDIAN: $33.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,247 - $124,196  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
Total Pay (?
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$43,549 - $121,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$16.77 - $47.82  
   
Overtime
$27.50 - $86.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
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).
)
$43,549 - $121,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Police Lieutenant

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

Experience Affects Police Lieutenant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$75,000

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

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: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 3%