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Become A Lieutenant

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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

  • $84,000

    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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Lieutenant Demographics

Gender

Male

75.2%

Female

15.7%

Unknown

9.1%
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

University of Phoenix

16.1%

The Academy

15.0%

Columbia Southern University

8.6%

United States Naval Academy

4.5%

Pennsylvania State University

4.3%

Troy University

4.2%

Texas A&M University

3.8%

Kaplan University

3.8%

Northwestern University

3.7%

Columbus State University

3.5%

Liberty University

3.5%

George Washington University

3.4%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

3.4%

University of Louisville

3.3%

American University

3.3%

Webster University

3.3%

United States Military Academy

3.1%

Johns Hopkins University

3.1%

Saint Leo University

3.0%

University of Florida

2.9%
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Majors

Criminal Justice

30.0%

Business

17.4%

Fire Science And Protection

5.8%

Management

4.9%

Law

4.5%

Nursing

4.2%

Law Enforcement

3.8%

Political Science

3.3%

Public Administration

3.1%

Medical Technician

2.9%

Finance

2.9%

Psychology

2.3%

Education

2.2%

General Studies

2.1%

History

2.1%

Accounting

2.0%

Homeland Security

2.0%

Computer Science

1.7%

Human Resources Management

1.5%

Mechanical Engineering

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.8%

Other

23.7%

Masters

22.9%

Associate

9.0%

Certificate

4.6%

Doctorate

3.7%

Diploma

1.1%

License

0.2%
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Average Yearly Salary
$84,000
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$46,000
Min 10%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$84,000
Median 50%
$154,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
SC Department of Commerce
Highest Paying City
Bethesda, MD
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
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 $84,513 per year or $41 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $46,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $155,000.

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Top Skills for A Lieutenant

  1. Civilian Personnel
  2. Emergency Situations
  3. Security Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Administer appraisals to law enforcement and civilian personnel.
  • Oversee and direct the activities of six-to-ten firefighters/paramedics, including all training, preparedness and emergency situations.
  • Established security procedures for companies engaged in manufacturing products and processing data and material for federal government.
  • Analyzed various sources of information, and identified high-crime target areas within the appropriate jurisdiction to improve public safety initiatives.
  • Assumed role of Incident Commander during the resolution of numerous emergency situations and additionally tasked with Station Captain Responsibilities as needed.

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Lieutenant Videos

On Being: A 2nd Lieutenant

Police Officer Career Information : How to Become a Police Officer

Fire Department Lieutenant (Crash Truck), Career Video from drkit.org

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