How much does a Police Sergeant make in the United States? The average Police Sergeant salary in the United States is $82,730 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $66,682 and $92,319. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including
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Police Sergeant is 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. Being a Police Sergeant 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 a chief of police, captain, or lieutenant. The Police Sergeant 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. To be a Police Sergeant typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)... View full job description
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Police Sergeant in the United States. The base salary for Police Sergeant ranges from $66,682 to $92,319 with the average base salary of $82,730. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $66,682 to $92,319 with the average total cash compensation of $82,730.