Average Police Sergeant Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Police Sergeant is $75,272 in 2023

Base Salary
$49k - $121k
$503 - $26k
Total Pay
$46k - $117k
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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.
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How do Police Sergeants Rate Their Jobs?

3.8 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 121 responses, the job of Police Sergeant has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.84 out of 5. On average, Police Sergeants are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Police Sergeants

What is the highest pay for Police Sergeants?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Police Sergeant is $121k / year

What is the lowest pay for Police Sergeants?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Police Sergeant is $49k / year

How can Police Sergeants increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Police Sergeant is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Police Sergeant that oversees more junior Police Sergeants, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.