Average Police Sergeant Salary

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The average salary for a Police Sergeant is $68,033.
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$45k - $113k
$594 - $15k
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$42k - $108k

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Job Description for Police Sergeant

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.

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Career Paths

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Police Sergeant
Police Lieutenant
Police Chief
Police Officer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for Police Sergeant

An early career Police Sergeant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,971 based on 30 salaries. A mid-career Police Sergeant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,169 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Police Sergeant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,249 based on 372 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $79,068.
Employees with Police Sergeant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 68.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (51.9% more) and New York, New York (28.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.1% less).

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