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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,770
25th Percentile Wage
$77,790
50th Percentile Wage
$95,420
75th Percentile Wage
$118,210
90th Percentile Wage
$143,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $143,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,770.

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
$95,420
4.99% 13.55%
2016
$90,660
-0.20% -
2015
$90,840
4.95% -
2014
$86,340
3.51% -
2013
$83,310
0.98% -
2012
$82,490
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in state of Massachusetts ranges from $70,990 to $114,250. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Massachusetts is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton with a median annual salary of $114,250. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Barnstable Town (mean annual salary $102,810). The lowest paying area is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $70,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$114,250
Barnstable Town
$102,810
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$100,530
Pittsfield
$100,080
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$98,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$98,690
New Bedford
$96,730
Peabody
$95,660
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$91,780
Springfield
$85,060
Framingham
$82,200
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$79,020
Worcester
$78,280
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$75,710
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$70,990




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