Average Mid-Career Police Captain Salary

$80,000
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$8,500
Bonus
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Police Captain is $80,000.
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$45k
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$80k
50%
$189k
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MEDIAN $80,000
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Salary
$45k - $189k
Bonus
$0 - $9k
Total Pay
$43k - $196k

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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. An experienced Police Captain with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,941 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,430.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 250 survey responses.
Early Career
4.0%
Experienced
22.8%
Late Career
73.2%