Police Lieutenant Salary

The average salary for a Police Lieutenant is $77,609 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
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$49,835 - $122,156
$50K
$78K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,609
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50%
90%

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$17.96 - $46.72
$18
$27
$47
MEDIAN: $26.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,835 - $122,156  
   
Bonus
$961 - $9,892  
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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$48,372 - $119,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$17.96 - $46.72  
   
Overtime
$29.97 - $94.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$961 - $9,892  
   
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).
)
$48,372 - $119,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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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

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

Key Stats for Police Lieutenant

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
52%
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Experience Affects Police Lieutenant Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
$74,000

Experienced
▼6%

Mid-Career
▼18%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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