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Average Police Sergeant Salary

$68,350
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$2,250
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The average salary for a Police Sergeant is $68,350.
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$45k
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$68k
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$112k
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What Do Police Sergeants Do?

Police Sergeant Tasks
  • Assign tasks and oversee day-to-day operations to support the lieutenant.
  • Oversee volunteers and interact with the public.
  • Investigate and communicate about patrol activities, crimes and safety.
  • Back up and support emergency and public safety situations.
  • Conduct roll call, equipment inventories, report reviews and staff evaluations.

Job Satisfaction for Police Sergeant

3.8 out of 5
(162)
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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Police Sergeants?

An early career Police Sergeant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $57,372 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Police Sergeant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,492 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Police Sergeant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,482 based on 318 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $76,499.
Employees with Police Sergeant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 70.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (51.2% more) and New York, New York (24.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (5.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 701 survey responses.
Early Career
2.9%
Mid Career
11.7%
Experienced
45.4%
Late Career
40.1%