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 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,650
25th Percentile Wage
$71,570
50th Percentile Wage
$86,840
75th Percentile Wage
$108,550
90th Percentile Wage
$127,290

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 $127,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,650.

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
$86,840
5.34% 0.88%
2016
$82,200
3.45% -
2015
$79,360
-4.32% -
2014
$82,790
-0.05% -
2013
$82,830
-3.92% -
2012
$86,080
- -

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 $50,840 to $122,940. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $122,940. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Harrisburg-Carlisle (mean annual salary $107,440). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $50,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$122,940
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$107,440
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$97,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$95,920
Lancaster
$94,690
Williamsport
$89,830
York-Hanover
$88,980
Reading
$87,690
Pittsburgh
$84,980
Philadelphia
$84,490
Erie
$82,220
Altoona
$76,980
State College
$76,280
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$73,520
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$72,100
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$71,170
Lebanon
$69,120
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$69,040
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$66,550
Johnstown
$51,520
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$50,840




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