How much does a Police Sergeant make? The median annual Police Sergeant salary is $69,466, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $55,997-$77,605, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Police Sergeant in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Police Sergeant in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Police Sergeant in the United States is $69,466, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Police Sergeant in the United States are expected to make less than $69,466.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Police Sergeant that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Police Sergeant are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Responsible for supervising patrol officers and agents as assigned and maintaining the chain of command within the operations of the department. Responsible for developing training programs for department personnel, directing special units, preparing special reports or projects as assigned, receiving and reviewing reports from officers, and assigning personnel in accordance to specific needs. Requires a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and/or additional certifications and at least 5-7 years of law enforcement experience. Typically reports to Chief of Police, Captain, or Lieutenant. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required. View full job description