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First-Line Supervisor of Law Enforcement Worker Salary Information

The salary statistics of first-line supervisors of law enforcement workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of first-line supervisors of law enforcement workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of first-line supervisors of law enforcement workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The first-line supervisors of law enforcement workers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. First-Line Supervisor of Law Enforcement Worker Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,550
25th Percentile Wage
$56,850
50th Percentile Wage
$77,500
75th Percentile Wage
$100,420
90th Percentile Wage
$126,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of law enforcement workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) first-line supervisors of law enforcement workers is $126,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,550. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 184% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of law enforcement workers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201677,5002.90%7.69%
201575,2502.15%-
201473,6301.51%-
201372,5201.35%-
201271,540--

Table 2. First-Line Supervisor of Law Enforcement Worker Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of first-line supervisors of law enforcement workers in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for first-line supervisors of law enforcement workers occupations is the transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $80,770. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $40,740).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$80,770
Federal, State, and Local Government
$78,130
Educational Services
$72,760
Health Care and Social Assistance
$70,760
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$40,740


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