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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,200
25th Percentile Wage
$66,430
50th Percentile Wage
$87,910
75th Percentile Wage
$112,670
90th Percentile Wage
$140,320

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 $140,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,200. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 174% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$87,910
3.49% 10.97%
2016
$84,840
3.24% -
2015
$82,090
1.41% -
2014
$80,930
2.15% -
2013
$79,190
1.16% -
2012
$78,270
- -

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 4 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 transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $89,050. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $73,810).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$89,050
Federal, State, and Local Government
$88,540
Health Care and Social Assistance
$74,070
Educational Services
$73,810

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 $35,690 to $141,530. The highest paying state for first-line supervisors of police and detectives is California with a median annual salary of $141,530. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,690. 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
$141,530
New Jersey
$126,030
Nevada
$109,000
District of Columbia
$108,970
Alaska
$108,910
New York
$106,940
Illinois
$105,640
Hawaii
$103,150
Washington
$103,010
Colorado
$101,080
Delaware
$98,930
Oregon
$96,980
Connecticut
$95,810
Massachusetts
$95,420
Maryland
$92,130
Arizona
$92,030
Minnesota
$90,130
Texas
$88,500
Pennsylvania
$86,840
Florida
$86,520
Virginia
$86,370
Vermont
$83,760
Wisconsin
$82,240
Ohio
$79,490
Rhode Island
$79,150
New Hampshire
$78,190
Nebraska
$77,230
Wyoming
$76,680
Iowa
$76,390
North Dakota
$76,300
Michigan
$76,220
Missouri
$76,190
Idaho
$75,560
New Mexico
$73,970
Oklahoma
$72,980
Utah
$72,780
South Dakota
$71,710
North Carolina
$70,340
Montana
$68,530
Indiana
$68,290
Maine
$67,290
Kansas
$65,640
Georgia
$64,260
Tennessee
$61,340
Alabama
$60,640
Kentucky
$60,400
West Virginia
$56,560
Louisiana
$56,500
South Carolina
$55,740
Mississippi
$50,350
Arkansas
$49,960
Puerto Rico
$35,690



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