Average Salary for New York Police Department (NYPD) Employees

An average New York Police Department (NYPD) employee can expect to make $73K annually. Your job title is the biggest factor affecting pay for New York Police Department (NYPD) workers, followed by how long you've been working. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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New York Police Department (NYPD) Median Salary by Job


Police Officer
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Police Sergeant
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Police Lieutenant
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Security Officer
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Safety Officer
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  • Updated: 07 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 58
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Years of Experience

Average pay is around $75K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $46K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of New York Police Department (NYPD) folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $81K per year.


Police Lieutenants represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $142K annually — though Detectives, Police Sergeants, and Attorneys also do fairly well at $104K, $97K, and approximately $89K, respectively. New York Police Department (NYPD) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Safety Officers ($40K on average).

Certifications and Degrees

Firearms Certifications receive bigger paychecks (around $79K per year) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Police Academy Certificate is rewarded with median pay of $78K annually. New York Police Department (NYPD) workers who hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) are also well compensated, earning $93K on average.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Forensic Interviewing; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $138K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Training; just over two-fifths consider it a key competency. Other top skills include Oral / Verbal Communication, Writing Procedures & Documentation, and Leadership.

Benefits and Perks

Only a quarter of employees receive paid vacation and sick leave. For nearly all workers, benefits include health insurance, and most employees get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are pension, private medical insurance (pmi), defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and a company cell phone.

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Key Stats for New York Police Department (NYPD)


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67 %
$46,432 - $82,892
$40,581 - $100,343

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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