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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,640
25th Percentile Wage
$50,110
50th Percentile Wage
$61,340
75th Percentile Wage
$74,570
90th Percentile Wage
$85,970

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 $85,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,640.

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
$61,340
3.67% 7.94%
2016
$59,090
4.04% -
2015
$56,700
2.19% -
2014
$55,460
-0.67% -
2013
$55,830
-1.15% -
2012
$56,470
- -

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 $43,660 to $65,920. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Tennessee is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin with a median annual salary of $65,920. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $65,840). The lowest paying area is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $43,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$65,920
Memphis
$65,840
Knoxville
$60,570
Jackson
$59,150
Chattanooga
$58,850
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$58,730
Cleveland
$58,360
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$53,780
Morristown
$52,600
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$50,890
Johnson City
$50,310
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$48,570
Clarksville
$43,660




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