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

The average annual and hourly salaries for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of first-line supervisors of police and detectives amongst Colorado areas 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,900
25th Percentile Wage
$87,280
50th Percentile Wage
$101,080
75th Percentile Wage
$113,290
90th Percentile Wage
$129,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,900.

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
$101,080
5.50% 8.53%
2016
$95,520
3.16% -
2015
$92,500
-0.01% -
2014
$92,510
1.74% -
2013
$90,900
-1.72% -
2012
$92,460
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in state of Colorado ranges from $54,630 to $115,730. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Colorado is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $115,730. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $106,070). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $54,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Collins-Loveland
$115,730
Boulder
$106,070
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$102,870
Greeley
$100,400
Pueblo
$98,770
Grand Junction
$97,220
Colorado Springs
$96,640
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$81,390
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$74,800
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$54,630




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