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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Educational Services|| |
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|
|New Jersey|| |
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |