Average Police Captain Salary

$84,073
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$53k
MEDIAN
$84k
90%
$151k

The average salary for a Police Captain is $84,073

Base Salary
$53k - $151k
Bonus
$776 - $25k
Total Pay
$51k - $148k
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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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Job Satisfaction for Police Captain

4.3 out of 5
(48)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews
Based on 48 responses, the job of Police Captain has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.3 out of 5. On average, Police Captains are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
94.8%
Female
5.2%
This data is based on 77 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

93%

Dental

78%

Vision

75%

None

7%