First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of first-line supervisors of police and detectives amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$83,270
25th Percentile Wage
$111,320
50th Percentile Wage
$141,530
75th Percentile Wage
$161,900
90th Percentile Wage
$199,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $199,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $141,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $83,270.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$141,530
4.84% 12.75%
2016
$134,680
1.98% -
2015
$132,010
3.20% -
2014
$127,790
1.62% -
2013
$125,720
1.77% -
2012
$123,490
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in state of California ranges from $94,760 to $161,600. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in California is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with a median annual salary of $161,600. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward (mean annual salary $152,560). The lowest paying area is Salinas with a median annual salary of $94,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$161,600
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$152,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$151,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$150,000
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$148,640
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$147,560
Redding
$146,360
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$143,950
Vallejo-Fairfield
$143,940
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$143,320
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$140,310
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$140,300
El Centro
$139,290
Visalia-Porterville
$138,820
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$137,510
Stockton
$135,360
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$135,120
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$134,930
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$133,430
Chico
$133,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$133,020
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$131,360
Bakersfield-Delano
$128,380
Merced
$122,330
Fresno
$121,190
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$121,190
Salinas
$94,760




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