Salary for First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

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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 will most likely earn wages that can range from $52,610 - $152,090 based on seniority. will normally get average salaries of ninety-seven thousand one hundred and eigthy dollars yearly.

can expect the most salary in California, where they earn compensation, on average, of approximately $161,250. People in this career are compensated at the highest average salary in Public Administration, where they earn salary pay of $97,690.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 34.04 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$97,690
Transportation and Warehousing
$89,210
Health Care and Social Assistance
$85,290
Educational Services
$84,720

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
$84,720
Health Care and Social Assistance
$85,290
Transportation and Warehousing
$89,210
Public Administration
$97,690