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Average Police Captain Salary

$80,099
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$6,000
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The average salary for a Police Captain is $80,099.
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$52k
MEDIAN
$80k
90%
$157k
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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.

Job Satisfaction for Police Captain

4.3 out of 5
(42)
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Police Captains?

An early career Police Captain with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,000 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Police Captain with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,960 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Police Captain with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,924 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $83,972.
Employees with Police Captain in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 102.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (27.7% more) and Houston, Texas (21.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Palmyra, Virginia (22.9% less), Nashville, Tennessee (15.1% less) and Columbia, South Carolina (12.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 225 survey responses.
Early Career
4.4%
Mid Career
4.0%
Experienced
25.8%
Late Career
65.8%