Average Police Lieutenant Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Police Lieutenant is $82,189

Base Salary
$53k - $136k
$1k - $10k
Total Pay
$51k - $131k
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What Do Police Lieutenants Do?

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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FAQs About Police Lieutenants

What is the highest pay for Police Lieutenants?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Police Lieutenant is $136k / year

What is the lowest pay for Police Lieutenants?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Police Lieutenant is $53k / year

How can Police Lieutenants increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Police Lieutenant is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Police Lieutenant that oversees more junior Police Lieutenants, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.