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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,570
25th Percentile Wage
$48,250
50th Percentile Wage
$59,090
75th Percentile Wage
$71,320
90th Percentile Wage
$80,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $80,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,570.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.50
25th Percentile Wage
$23.20
50th Percentile Wage
$28.41
75th Percentile Wage
$34.29
90th Percentile Wage
$38.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $38.72. The median hourly salary is $28.41. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.50.

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
201659,0904.04%4.43%
201556,7002.19%-
201455,460-0.67%-
201355,830-1.15%-
201256,470--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in state of Tennessee ranges from $42,050 to $63,760. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $63,760. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $62,470). The lowest paying area is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $42,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$63,760
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$62,470
Jackson
$62,110
Knoxville
$58,280
Chattanooga
$57,800
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$55,140
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$55,010
Johnson City
$50,370
Morristown
$49,980
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$48,820
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,370
Clarksville
$42,050


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