Average Early-Career Police Lieutenant Salary

$49,749
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The average salary for an Early-Career Police Lieutenant is $49,749.
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$17k
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$108k
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MEDIAN $49,749
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$17k - $108k
Total Pay
$20k - $98k

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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

A mid-career Police Lieutenant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) 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. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $89,017.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 453 survey responses.
Mid Career
6.6%
Experienced
37.7%
Late Career
55.6%