Average Police Lieutenant Salary

$78,727
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$3,250
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The average salary for a Police Lieutenant is $78,727.
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$51k
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$79k
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$142k
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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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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Police Lieutenants?

An early career Police Lieutenant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,852 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Police Lieutenant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,199 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Police Lieutenant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,749 based on 131 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,446.
Employees with Police Lieutenant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 82.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (56.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (45.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (30.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 385 survey responses.
Early Career
2.6%
Mid Career
7.3%
Experienced
34.0%
Late Career
56.1%