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

The average annual and hourly salaries for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of first-line supervisors of police and detectives among Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,340
25th Percentile Wage
$61,950
50th Percentile Wage
$91,310
75th Percentile Wage
$123,140
90th Percentile Wage
$152,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $152,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,340.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.72
25th Percentile Wage
$29.78
50th Percentile Wage
$43.90
75th Percentile Wage
$59.20
90th Percentile Wage
$73.36

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $73.36. The median hourly salary is $43.90. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.72.

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
201691,3106.12%14.29%
201585,7204.61%-
201481,7703.72%-
201378,7300.60%-
201278,260--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in state of Texas ranges from $48,200 to $133,050. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Texas is El Paso with a median annual salary of $133,050. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Laredo (mean annual salary $129,150). The lowest paying area is Waco with a median annual salary of $48,200.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
El Paso
$133,050
Laredo
$129,150
Brownsville-Harlingen
$128,880
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$128,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$122,900
Corpus Christi
$108,480
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$107,310
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$97,050
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$97,040
Lubbock
$97,040
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$97,030
Fort Worth-Arlington
$95,080
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$86,250
Tyler
$86,210
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$86,130
Midland
$85,100
San Angelo
$82,900
Amarillo
$81,550
College Station-Bryan
$79,570
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$66,510
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$66,330
Longview
$64,290
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$63,070
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,120
Texarkana-Texarkana
$57,870
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$57,030
Victoria
$55,960
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$50,210
Waco
$48,200


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