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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$80,350
25th Percentile Wage
$105,990
50th Percentile Wage
$134,680
75th Percentile Wage
$157,890
90th Percentile Wage
$186,410

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 $186,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $134,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $80,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38.63
25th Percentile Wage
$50.96
50th Percentile Wage
$64.75
75th Percentile Wage
$75.91
90th Percentile Wage
$89.62

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $89.62. The median hourly salary is $64.75. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38.63.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016134,6801.98%8.31%
2015132,0103.20%-
2014127,7901.62%-
2013125,7201.77%-
2012123,490--

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 $93,780 to $157,480. 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 $157,480. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward (mean annual salary $147,720). The lowest paying area is Salinas with a median annual salary of $93,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$157,480
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$147,720
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$144,140
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$141,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$141,050
El Centro
$140,470
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$139,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$137,570
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$137,510
Vallejo-Fairfield
$136,410
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$134,120
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$134,100
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$134,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$133,020
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$127,560
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$127,290
Bakersfield-Delano
$124,480
Fresno
$121,550
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$116,330
Salinas
$93,780


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