Salary for First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

Also known as:  Commanding Officer Homicide Squad, Detective Lieutenant, Detective Supervisor, Police Lieutenant, Traffic Lieutenant, Traffic Sergeant

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The purpose of first-line supervisors of police and detectives is to ensure that legal requirements and regulations are fulfilled in criminal investigations, and to directly supervise the work of the police force. These individuals respond to complaints regarding police officers, ensure preservation of the chain of evidence, and cooperate with individuals from other law enforcement agencies and court personnel as necessary. They may be required to testify in court regarding investigations. A high school diploma or the equivalent and specialized training are generally required for this profession.

A First-Line Supervisor of Police or Detective can earn a wage between 48000 to 72000 based on experience. First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives can receive a wage of Sixty Eight Thousand Seven Hundred dollars every year.

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives have the highest salaries in California, where they can get average pay levels of about $120000. This group of people receive the highest pay in Educational Services, where they can earn an average salary rate of $81040.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 5.35 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $81,040
Educational Services $68,160
Health Care and Social Assistance $61,350
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $61,350
Educational Services $68,160
Public Administration $81,040
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