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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,630
25th Percentile Wage
$62,050
50th Percentile Wage
$76,390
75th Percentile Wage
$94,060
90th Percentile Wage
$108,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $108,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,630.

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
$76,390
6.26% 11.15%
2016
$71,610
4.92% -
2015
$68,090
1.56% -
2014
$67,030
-1.04% -
2013
$67,730
-0.21% -
2012
$67,870
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in state of Iowa ranges from $50,930 to $89,400. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $89,400. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Dubuque (mean annual salary $86,650). The lowest paying area is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$89,400
Dubuque
$86,650
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$84,430
Iowa City
$80,760
Ames
$78,590
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$67,190
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$66,310
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$62,860
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$61,740
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,930




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