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Lieutenant
$52K-$64K / yr. (est.)
$53K
$58,593 / year
$64K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Lieutenant

What does a Lieutenant do?

In the role of Lieutenant, our primary responsibility is to stay involved in criminal investigations with different police departments. We perform crime prevention and administration tasks as per the orders from the supervisors. We oversee the supervision of personnel and provide constant support to the newly hired workers in resolving their issues. Working as Lieutenants, we are liable for reviewing the collected data and information to compile the investigation reports as per the guidelines of the police stations. We review the prepared reports to validate the information and proceed with further working on the criminal cases.

Core tasks:

  • working collaboratively with the police inspectors
  • providing a direct report to the managers of our department
  • supervising the team of pole sergeants
  • supporting the staff members in their work
  • preparing investigation reports

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Lieutenant?
On average, people work 3-5 years in other positions prior to becoming a Lieutenant.
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Correctional OfficerDallas, TX - 11 months ago
Y'all can argue about this all you want, but the reality is, experience matters when it comes to holding positions of authority. Simple as that!
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Police CadetSeattle, WA - 11 months ago
This data makes me question whether starting as a Police Cadet is even worth it. Will I really have to put in 3-5 years doing something else before I can become a Lieutenant? 😑
How Long Do Lieutenant Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Lieutenants works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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JournalistWashington, D.C. - 11 months ago
Lieutenants may have the years of experience, but that doesn't automatically translate to effective leadership. Some need to step up their game.
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FirefighterHouston, TX - 11 months ago
πŸ”₯ As a firefighter, I truly respect the dedication and experience of lieutenants who have dedicated their lives to protecting others.
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Lieutenant Employees?
Moderate job changes in Lieutenant, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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Security GuardHouston, TX - 11 months ago
lol Lieutenant? That's above my paygrade, but if it means less late-night shifts, maybe it's worth it.
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Correctional OfficerPhoenix, AZ - 11 months ago
I've been a CO for years and still no hope of becoming a Lieutenant. It's all politics and favoritism in this system! 😑

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Lieutenant's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Lieutenant typically studied at.
Penn State University
Texas A&M University-Texarkana

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Lieutenant Employees?
Gender ratio in Lieutenant position: 0.878894032278243 Male and 0.121105967721757 Female. Age ratio in Lieutenant position: 16-20: 13%, 21-30: 66%, 31-40: 13%, 41-50: 7%, 51-60: 1%, 60+: 0%. Lieutenant position is predominantly male (87.9%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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LieutenantSeattle, WA - 11 months ago
Why is it that the older age groups are so underrepresented in this position? Ageism is real, folks. πŸ‘΄
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LieutenantBoston, MA - 11 months ago
These numbers are appalling. We should be promoting diversity and breaking down barriers, not perpetuating them. 😀

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Lieutenant?
Top employers of Lieutenant position: Army National Guard, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps. People who work in Lieutenant position most typically go on to work for the Army National Guard.
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LieutenantMiami, FL - 11 months ago
Army, Air Force, Marines... Aren't you all just glorified pawns following orders? Nothing special about being a Lieutenant in those branches.
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LieutenantSeattle, WA - 11 months ago
I've always admired the discipline and dedication of the Army National Guard, where Lieutenants thrive and lead by example.
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United States Air Force
United States Marine Corps
What Industries Does Lieutenant Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Lieutenant: Public Administration, Administrative & Support, Education, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Religious / Grantmaking / Civic. Lieutenant employees most likely come from a Public Administration industry background.
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LieutenantHouston, TX - 11 months ago
You talk about serving and protecting, but why does it often seem like you're protecting your own skin more than anything else? πŸ€”
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LieutenantPhoenix, AZ - 11 months ago
Being a Lieutenant can be demanding, but how do you stay motivated to lead and inspire your team when there's so much negativity surrounding law enforcement? πŸ’ͺ

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Discussion about Lieutenant

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How is the gender diversity among people working as a Lieutenant?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
10% are women in this profession only.
What is the typical age of people who work as a Lieutenant?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
The typical age is 27 for a Lieutenant.
Do I need a lot of experience to be a Lieutenant?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
On average, people have 4 years of experience when they start working as a Lieutenant
Which industries are highly likely to employ a Lieutenant?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Public Administration is typical for a Lieutenant to work in.
What kind of higher education a Lieutenant need?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Most people have No higher education
Where are you working as a Lieutenant?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Army National Guard, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, US Army and US Navy employs the most people in the Lieutenant role.
How long do you usually work as a Lieutenant before changing to another position?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
On average people change after more than 5 years.
How likely is it for people working as a Lieutenant to switch companies still working as a Lieutenant?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
A typical Lieutenant might work for one or two companies.
What jobs do people work in before becoming a Lieutenant?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Sergeant, Police Officer or Firefighter are the typical prior positions for a Lieutenant
What are the typical next steps for someone working as a Lieutenant?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Consider the following: Captain, CHIEF OF Police or Vice President
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