The average salary for a Police Sergeant in Australia is AU$102,123.
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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 depa…Read more
Police Sergeant Tasks
- Assign tasks and oversee day-to-day operations to support the lieutenant.
- Oversee volunteers and interact with the public.
- Investigate and communicate about patrol activities, crimes and safety.
- Back up and support emergency and public safety situations.
- Conduct roll call, equipment inventories, report reviews and staff evaluations.
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Pay by Experience Level for Police Sergeant
A mid-career Police Sergeant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$84,714 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Police Sergeant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$98,950 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$103,313.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Police Sergeant in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 6.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (11.9% less).
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