Average Late-Career Police Lieutenant Salary

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The average salary for a Late-Career Police Lieutenant is $89,017.
MEDIAN $89,017
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$53k - $150k
$511 - $42k
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$52k - $149k

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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.

Career Paths

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Police Lieutenant
Police Captain
Police Chief
Security Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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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 13 salaries. A mid-career Police Lieutenant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,134 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Police Lieutenant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,945 based on 171 salaries.
Employees with Police Lieutenant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 61.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (55.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (34.4% more).

Years of Experience

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