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

The average annual and hourly salaries for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of first-line supervisors of police and detectives amongst Washington 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,850
25th Percentile Wage
$84,870
50th Percentile Wage
$98,250
75th Percentile Wage
$117,400
90th Percentile Wage
$133,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $133,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $98,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,850.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32.61
25th Percentile Wage
$40.81
50th Percentile Wage
$47.23
75th Percentile Wage
$56.44
90th Percentile Wage
$64.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $64.05. The median hourly salary is $47.23. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.61.

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
201698,2501.75%9.25%
201596,5302.68%-
201493,9402.41%-
201391,6802.75%-
201289,160--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of first-line supervisors of police and detectives in state of Washington ranges from $73,170 to $110,570. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $110,570. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Bellingham (mean annual salary $107,700). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $73,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$110,570
Bellingham
$107,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$106,190
Spokane
$98,210
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$97,250
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$94,890
Tacoma
$94,070
Olympia
$93,790
Bremerton-Silverdale
$89,120
Yakima
$86,530
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$83,900
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$83,470
Longview
$81,140
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$80,880
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$77,720
Lewiston
$73,170



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