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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,890
25th Percentile Wage
$68,720
50th Percentile Wage
$82,200
75th Percentile Wage
$103,640
90th Percentile Wage
$122,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $122,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.87
25th Percentile Wage
$33.04
50th Percentile Wage
$39.52
75th Percentile Wage
$49.83
90th Percentile Wage
$58.98

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.98. The median hourly salary is $39.52. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.87.

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
201682,2003.45%-4.72%
201579,360-4.32%-
201482,790-0.05%-
201382,830-3.92%-
201286,080--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $49,800 to $125,660. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $125,660. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Harrisburg-Carlisle (mean annual salary $104,910). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$125,660
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$104,910
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$94,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$90,740
Lancaster
$88,950
Reading
$81,800
Philadelphia
$81,360
Erie
$79,570
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$78,990
Pittsburgh
$76,090
York-Hanover
$75,060
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$69,460
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$66,550
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$64,210
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$64,000
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$49,800


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