Average Police Lieutenant Salary

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The average salary for a Police Lieutenant is $78,839.
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$49k - $132k

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Job Description for Police Lieutenant

Police Lieutenant Tasks
  • Manage, motivate, train, evaluate and discipline team; schedule and prioritize weapons, firearms and other training activities.
  • Supervise and participate in the daily care and maintenance of station, supplies, equipment and grounds.
  • Direct all aspects of division during emergency, disaster and other crisis events.
  • Assist in forecasting and administering budget processes.
  • Attend and contribute to department meetings, and aid in the development and implementation of department goals and objectives.

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Pay by Experience Level for Police Lieutenant

An early career Police Lieutenant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,749 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Police Lieutenant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,134 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Police Lieutenant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,945 based on 219 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,017.
Employees with Police Lieutenant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 53.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (30.6% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (20.9% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (13.2% less).

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