Average Late-Career Police Captain Salary

$81,430
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$7,000
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The average salary for a Late-Career Police Captain is $81,430.
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$54k
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$81k
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$160k
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MEDIAN $81,430
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Salary
$54k - $160k
Bonus
$1k - $10k
Total Pay
$53k - $152k

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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.

Career Paths

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Police Captain
Police Chief
Security Director
Deputy Chief, Police Department
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Police Captain Job Listings

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 10 salaries. A mid-career Police Captain with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Police Captain with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,941 based on 57 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Police Captain in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 114.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (25.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Palmyra, Virginia (24.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 74 survey responses.
Early Career
13.5%
Mid Career
9.5%
Experienced
77.0%