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 metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,440
25th Percentile Wage
$58,520
50th Percentile Wage
$71,610
75th Percentile Wage
$89,750
90th Percentile Wage
$105,430

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 $105,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,440.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.73
25th Percentile Wage
$28.13
50th Percentile Wage
$34.43
75th Percentile Wage
$43.15
90th Percentile Wage
$50.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.69. The median hourly salary is $34.43. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.73.

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
201671,6104.92%5.22%
201568,0901.56%-
201467,030-1.04%-
201367,730-0.21%-
201267,870--

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 $86,660. 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 $86,660. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (mean annual salary $74,970). 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
$86,660
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$74,970
Iowa City
$72,170
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$69,720
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$61,580
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$60,870
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$59,120
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,930


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