Average Mid-Career Police Chief Salary

$61,000
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$39k
MEDIAN
$61k
90%
$117k

The average salary for a Police Chief is $61,000

Base Salary
$39k - $117k
Bonus
$1k - $8k
Total Pay
$37k - $110k
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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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