Average Police Captain Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Police Captain is $82,772

Base Salary
$51k - $145k
$413 - $25k
Total Pay
$50k - $143k
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What Do Police Captains Do?

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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How do Police Captains Rate Their Jobs?

4.5 out of 5
Extremely Satisfied
Based on 39 responses, the job of Police Captain has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.53 out of 5. On average, Police Captains are extremely satisfied with their job.