Police Captain Salary

The average pay for a Police Captain is $76,178 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$50,389 - $155,441
$50K
$80K
$160K
MEDIAN: $79,749
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50%
90%

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$20.13 - $69.53
$20
$33
$70
MEDIAN: $33.00
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$0$155K
Salary $50,389 - $155,441
Bonus $7,500
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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$50,989 - $152,846
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 133
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $20.13 - $69.53
Overtime $50.87
Annual Data $0$152K
Bonus $7,500
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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$50,989 - $152,846
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Police Captain

A police captain is a high-level officer in a police department who usually has overall command and supervisory responsibility for a precinct or district. Police captains typically have lieutenants who serve as their direct reports, as well as department managers who oversee lower-level supervisors. Typically, they also have an important administrative role to play in examining the effectiveness and efficiency of the units they command, and they may also be required to provide press and PR availability on occasion.

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Police Captain Tasks

  • Direct police department activities and ensure all work performed meets the standards of the Department and serves the needs of the city.
  • Review and investigate civilian complaints and disciplinary issues in the department.
  • Study crime trends and use that information to adjust staffing strength, special forces deployment, assignments and policing priorities.
  • Maintain a positive team environment and foster positive relationships between the police force and citizens as well as other departments in local government.

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Police Captain Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Police Captain?

Police Captain in Kimberley:
"IT WAS GOD TO BE A CAPTAIN."
Pros: I LOVE THE DETECTIVE WORK AND CRIME PREVENTION OPERATIONS. IT WAS GOOD TO MENTOR THE JUNIOR OFICERS UNDER MY COMMAND.
Cons: I HATE TO WORK HARD BUT NOBODY SEES THE GOD IN IT OR NOBODY WANTS TO GIVE U RECOGNITION. I HATE IT WHEN SOMEONE WITHOUT EXPIERENCE GET PROMOTED TO A HIGH RANK.

Key Stats for Police Captain

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
74%
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Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Police Captain Salaries

National Average
$80,000

Experienced
▼3%

Late-Career
▼5%

Mid-Career
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
74%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 3%
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