Police Sergeant Salaries

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Alternate Job Titles: Police Sergeant, Sergeant, Police/Detective Supervisor

What is the average annual salary for Police Sergeant?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Police Sergeant may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. 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.

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 $65,413 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Accountant I in the United Sates are expected to make less than $65,413.

Source: HR Reported data as of April 2014

Median $65,413
  • 10%$50,340
  • 25%$57,523
  • 75%$73,254
  • 90%$80,393

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Job Description for Police Sergeant

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. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to Chief of Police, Captain, or Lieutenant. View Police Sergeant job description

Categories:  Fire, Law Enforcement, and Security, Government

Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit

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