A Police Sergeant earns an average salary of $67,755 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Police Sergeant Total Pay (?
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$38,879 - $104,930
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68K
86K
100K
MEDIAN: $67,755
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Police Sergeant Total Pay (?
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$17.24 - $49.03
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26
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49
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,879 - $104,930  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,159  
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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$37,892 - $105,915  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 488
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.24 - $49.03  
   
Overtime
$24.83 - $76.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,159  
   
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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$37,892 - $105,915  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 488
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Job Description for Police Sergeant
Police sergeants are responsible for enforcing state, federal, and local law. They are in charge of supervising, training, and motivating the officers under their command. As with any job in law enforcement, a police sergeant's day-to-day tasks vary. Generally, though, police sergeants ensure that those under their command perform policing duties as assigned and oversee the scheduling of subordinates to ensure the department is fully staffed. They also complete necessary paperwork for their department, as well as review and approve subordinates' reports. These professionals must take orders from superior officers and ensure those officers' decisions are enacted by lower-level officers. They also handle training for staff and oversee disciplinary measures as needed.
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Police Sergeant Tasks
  • Back up and support emergency and public safety situations.
  • Conduct roll call, equipment inventories, report reviews and staff evaluations.
  • Investigate and communicate about patrol activities, crimes and safety.
  • Assign tasks and oversee day-to-day operations to support the lieutenant.
  • Oversee volunteers and interact with the public.
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Pay by Experience Level for Police Sergeant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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New York
up arrow 48%
Houston
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National Average
$65,000
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Experience Affects Police Sergeant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
National Average
$65,000
Experienced
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Entry-Level
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 30%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 135 votes.
Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
38%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 7%
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