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 among Washington 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,500
25th Percentile Wage
$88,760
50th Percentile Wage
$103,010
75th Percentile Wage
$122,070
90th Percentile Wage
$139,110

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 $139,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,500.

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
$103,010
4.62% 13.45%
2016
$98,250
1.75% -
2015
$96,530
2.68% -
2014
$93,940
2.41% -
2013
$91,680
2.75% -
2012
$89,160
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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 $78,650 to $118,960. The highest paying area for first-line supervisors of police and detectives in Washington is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $118,960. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $115,820). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $78,650.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bellingham
$118,960
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$115,820
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$112,030
Olympia
$103,500
Spokane
$100,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$100,660
Tacoma
$98,640
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$95,160
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$94,090
Bremerton-Silverdale
$94,090
Yakima
$93,670
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$90,710
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$88,790
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$88,490
Longview
$81,140
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$80,640
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$79,840
Lewiston
$78,650




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