$77,789
Avg. Salary
$28.24
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Police Lieutenant is $28.24 per hour.

The average pay for a Police Lieutenant is $77,789 per year.

$17
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$28
50%
$49
90%
MEDIAN $28
$49k
10%
$78k
50%
$130k
90%
MEDIAN $77,789
$49,436 - $130,300
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$78K
$130K
MEDIAN: $77,789
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$17.49 - $48.54
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$0$130K
Salary $49,436 - $130,300
Bonus $958 - $24,917
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,946 - $129,394
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 426
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $17.49 - $48.54
Overtime $17.75 - $99.58
Annual Data $0$129K
Bonus $958 - $24,917
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,946 - $129,394
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

Job Description for Police Lieutenant

A police lieutenant is a law enforcement officer who typically has a number of supervisory responsibilities within a department. Generally, the lieutenant serves as a shift supervisor and handles scheduling responsibilities for shifts that conform with precinct regulations. These lieutenants oversee proper procedures for booking and holding of arrested persons and are also expected to assure and assist with progress in ongoing investigations. They must be available to assist officers in the station and in the field when situations warrant escalation to a superior.

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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.

Police Lieutenant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Police Lieutenant

Pay by Experience for a Police Lieutenant has a positive trend. An entry-level Police Lieutenant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Police Lieutenant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Police Lieutenant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 156 salaries. A Police Lieutenant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 163 salaries.

Police Lieutenant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Police Lieutenant?

Police Lieutenant in Rockledge:
Pros: Community oriented.
Cons: City is very tight with money, very low raises over 20 years, Some employees forced to flex their hours rather than pay overtime.

Key Stats for Police Lieutenant

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
51%

Experience Affects Police Lieutenant Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$75,000

Experienced
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼19%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 6%