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Working As A Lieutenant

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $46,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Lieutenant Do

A Lieutenant plans, organizes, supervises, and coordinates the daily activities within a division of a police department. They provide staff training, ensure safe work practices, and inspect departmental equipment to ensure that deficiencies are corrected.

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Lieutenant Career Paths

Lieutenant
Officer Supervisor Superintendent
Operations Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Officer Security Supervisor
Security Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Officer Security Supervisor Security Manager
Security Director
10 Yearsyrs
Instructor Analyst Investigator
Loss Prevention Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Investigator Security Supervisor Security Manager
Security Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Instructor Administrator Nurse Manager
Emergency Services Director
10 Yearsyrs
Instructor Team Leader Platoon Sergeant
Operations Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Liaison Investigator
Loss Prevention Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Program Manager Executive Officer
Chief Deputy
8 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Platoon Sergeant Operations Officer
Division Chief
9 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Platoon Sergeant Chief Of Operations
Chief Of Planning
8 Yearsyrs
Shift Supervisor Site Supervisor Security Manager
Chief Of Security
8 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Assistant Professor Platoon Leader
Transportation Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Program Manager Deputy Director
Deputy Director Of Operations
9 Yearsyrs
Shift Supervisor Site Supervisor Security Director
Director Of Public Safety
10 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Author Senior Editor
Bureau Chief
7 Yearsyrs
Company Commander Training Officer Development Officer
Senior Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Criminal Investigator Securities Consultant
Corporate Security Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Correctional Officer Captain
Warden
6 Yearsyrs
Fire Inspector Fire Chief
Emergency Management Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$46,000
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$38,000
Min 10%
$46,000
Median 50%
$46,000
Median 50%
$46,000
Median 50%
$46,000
Median 50%
$46,000
Median 50%
$46,000
Median 50%
$46,000
Median 50%
$57,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
NJVC
Highest Paying City
Boston, MA
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Avg Experience Level
6.0 years
How much does a Lieutenant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Lieutenant in the United States is $46,950 per year or $23 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $38,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $57,000.

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Top Skills for A Lieutenant

  1. Military Personnel
  2. Public Safety
  3. Security Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed several leadership positions which involved the supervision of military personnel, maintenance management for tanks and several types of helicopters.
  • Analyzed various sources of information, and identified high-crime target areas within the appropriate jurisdiction to improve public safety initiatives.
  • Provide guidance and expertise to staff from other departments in the implementation of correctional security procedures.
  • Planned and scheduled work operations such as projects on a consistent basis with consideration to unknown emergency responses
  • Engaged as Incident Commander with Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and other emergency agencies during unified command structures to resolve the situations.

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Top 10 Best States for Lieutenants

  1. Pennsylvania
  2. Rhode Island
  3. North Dakota
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Connecticut
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Nevada
  8. Alaska
  9. Maine
  10. Michigan
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Lieutenant Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 9,848 Lieutenant resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Lieutenant Demographics

Gender

Male

78.6%

Female

16.9%

Unknown

4.4%
Ethnicity

White

62.3%

Hispanic or Latino

14.2%

Black or African American

13.0%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.6%

French

6.9%

Russian

6.1%

Japanese

4.9%

Korean

4.1%

Chinese

4.1%

Italian

3.7%

Portuguese

3.3%

Arabic

3.3%

Mandarin

2.8%

Carrier

2.4%

German

2.0%

Hebrew

1.6%

Turkish

0.8%

Vietnamese

0.8%

Greek

0.8%

Tagalog

0.8%

Cantonese

0.8%

Polish

0.8%

Sami

0.4%
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Lieutenant Education

Schools

Columbia Southern University

12.2%

United States Naval Academy

7.0%

Kaplan University

7.0%

Texas A&M University

6.5%

Pennsylvania State University

6.2%

United States Military Academy

5.7%

Northwestern University

4.7%

Colorado Technical University

4.7%

Webster University

4.7%

Columbus State University

4.4%

George Washington University

4.1%

University of Florida

3.9%

University of Maryland - University College

3.9%

National University

3.6%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.6%

American University

3.6%

University of South Carolina - Columbia

3.6%

Johns Hopkins University

3.6%

Saint Leo University

3.6%

University of Houston

3.4%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

29.3%

Business

15.7%

Fire Science And Protection

7.1%

Management

4.8%

Law Enforcement

4.1%

Nursing

3.9%

Political Science

3.9%

Medical Technician

3.7%

Law

3.7%

Finance

2.8%

Psychology

2.7%

General Studies

2.5%

History

2.4%

Public Administration

2.4%

Computer Science

2.1%

Electrical Engineering

1.9%

Education

1.8%

Accounting

1.8%

Liberal Arts

1.7%

Mechanical Engineering

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.8%

Masters

18.6%

High School Diploma

13.7%

Associate

12.8%

Certificate

7.4%

Doctorate

2.8%

Diploma

2.5%

License

0.4%
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Updated May 18, 2020