Average Police Captain Salary

$79,633
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$7,000
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The average salary for a Police Captain is $79,633.
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$51k
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$152k
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MEDIAN $79,633
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$51k - $152k
Bonus
$997 - $14k
Total Pay
$51k - $147k

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Job Description for Police Captain

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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Pay by Experience Level for Police Captain

An early career Police Captain with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $85,000 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Police Captain with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Police Captain with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,941 based on 85 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,430.
Employees with Police Captain in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 110.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (22.4% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (12.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbia, South Carolina (25.9% less), Palmyra, Virginia (22.5% less) and Nashville, Tennessee (14.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 283 survey responses.
Early Career
4.6%
Mid Career
4.6%
Experienced
30.0%
Late Career
60.8%