To become a lieutenant, you usually need a bachelor's degree and zero years of experience. The most common jobs before becoming a lieutenant are sergeant, police officer, and correction officer. It takes an average of 1-3 months of job training to become a lieutenant.
The national average salary for lieutenants is $47,781, but with the right certifications and experience, they can make up to $55,000. Getting a certification as a Certified Law Enforcement Analysts (CLEA) will help you to earn more as a lieutenant.