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 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$117,870
75th Percentile Wage
$96,760
50th Percentile Wage
$86,340
25th Percentile Wage
$74,150
10th Percentile Wage
$64,170

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 $117,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$56.67
75th Percentile Wage
$46.52
50th Percentile Wage
$41.51
25th Percentile Wage
$35.65
10th Percentile Wage
$30.85

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $56.67. The median hourly salary is $41.51. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.85.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $86,340 3.64%
2013 $83,310 0.99%
2012 $82,490 0.21%
2011 $82,320 0.96%
2010 $81,540 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 5.89%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.99%. We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.21% in the year 2012 and a small increase of 0.96% in 2011.

Table 4. Average First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives Wage in Massachusetts vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$86,340
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$79,050
Other First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
$48,910

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives in Massachusetts Cities

Table 5 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 $74,840 to $98,170. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Massachusetts is Taunton-Norton-Raynham with a median annual salary of $98,170. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (mean annual salary $94,220). The lowest paying area is Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner with a median annual salary of $74,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$98,170
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$94,220
Framingham
$92,730
Worcester
$87,640
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$87,560
Barnstable Town
$87,550
Peabody
$87,200
Pittsfield
$86,660
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$86,620
New Bedford
$85,360
Springfield
$77,350
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$74,840

First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives Salary by State

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