Average Early-Career Police Chief Salary

$72,208
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$41k
MEDIAN
$72k
90%
$137k

The average salary for a Police Chief is $72,208

Base Salary
$41k - $137k
Bonus
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$34k - $129k
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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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