Average Police Chief Salary

$72,752
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$46k
MEDIAN
$73k
90%
$130k

The average salary for a Police Chief is $72,752

Base Salary
$46k - $130k
Bonus
$800 - $15k
Total Pay
$43k - $126k
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What Do Police Chiefs Do?

Police Chief Tasks
  • Oversee police department, including training, hiring, and policy creation.
  • Manage the budget, including bargaining, negotiations, and tracking software for expenditures.
  • Communicate with the public, the media, and local groups.
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Job Satisfaction for Police Chief

4.4 out of 5
(98)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews
Based on 98 responses, the job of Police Chief has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.41 out of 5. On average, Police Chiefs are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
93.3%
Female
6.7%
This data is based on 194 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

89%

Dental

70%

Vision

58%

None

11%