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First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives Salary Information

The salary statistics of first-line supervisors of police and detectives are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of first-line supervisors of police and detectives within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The first-line supervisors of police and detectives 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 Police and Detectives Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,370
25th Percentile Wage
$64,870
50th Percentile Wage
$84,840
75th Percentile Wage
$107,660
90th Percentile Wage
$134,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) first-line supervisors of police and detectives is $134,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,370. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 167% 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 police and detectives from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201684,8403.24%7.74%
201582,0901.41%-
201480,9302.15%-
201379,1901.16%-
201278,270--

Table 2. First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in 3 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 police and detectives occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $85,330. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $72,760).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$85,330
Transportation and Warehousing
$80,770
Educational Services
$72,760

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives by States

From the above tables we note that not only first-line supervisors of police and detectives salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $35,360 to $134,680. The highest paying state for first-line supervisors of police and detectives is California with a median annual salary of $134,680. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,360. For more salary information of first-line supervisors of police and detectives profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$134,680
New Jersey
$126,070
District of Columbia
$113,420
Alaska
$108,310
Nevada
$106,580
New York
$103,210
Hawaii
$103,150
Illinois
$99,720
Washington
$98,250
Colorado
$95,520
Oregon
$94,530
Connecticut
$93,170
Texas
$91,310
Massachusetts
$90,660
Florida
$89,830
Arizona
$89,160
Maryland
$88,820
Minnesota
$88,320
Virginia
$86,760
Pennsylvania
$82,200
Missouri
$79,580
Ohio
$79,280
Rhode Island
$78,940
Wisconsin
$78,630
New Hampshire
$77,770
Vermont
$77,740
Michigan
$77,150
Wyoming
$74,660
Nebraska
$74,430
New Mexico
$72,690
North Dakota
$72,450
Idaho
$72,310
South Dakota
$72,190
Iowa
$71,610
Utah
$71,550
Oklahoma
$70,670
North Carolina
$69,520
Montana
$68,610
Indiana
$67,070
Maine
$62,300
Georgia
$62,020
Kansas
$61,940
Kentucky
$61,250
Alabama
$59,910
Tennessee
$59,090
West Virginia
$57,310
Louisiana
$56,600
South Carolina
$54,870
Arkansas
$50,810
Mississippi
$49,340
Puerto Rico
$35,360


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