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 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,240
25th Percentile Wage
$84,710
50th Percentile Wage
$95,520
75th Percentile Wage
$108,770
90th Percentile Wage
$126,830

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 $126,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,240.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32.33
25th Percentile Wage
$40.72
50th Percentile Wage
$45.92
75th Percentile Wage
$52.29
90th Percentile Wage
$60.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $60.97. The median hourly salary is $45.92. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.33.

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
201695,5203.16%3.20%
201592,500-0.01%-
201492,5101.74%-
201390,900-1.72%-
201292,460--

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 $57,310 to $106,070. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $106,070. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Fort Collins-Loveland (mean annual salary $103,740). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$106,070
Fort Collins-Loveland
$103,740
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$97,800
Greeley
$96,340
Colorado Springs
$94,050
Grand Junction
$93,900
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$82,150
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$79,020
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$57,310


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