Lieutenant

Lieutenant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$46,000
$38,000
Min 10%
$46,000
Median 50%
$57,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
NJVC
Highest Paying City
Boston, MA
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Average Experience Level
6.0 years
How much does a lieutenant make?
Lieutenants in the US make on average $46,950 annually or $22.57 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 19,000. The top 10 percent earn over $57,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $38,000 annually. Health Care companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The best states for high paying Lieutenant jobs are Rhode Island, Alaska, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The typical tenure for a Lieutenant is 6.0 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Sergeant
$47,327

Average Lieutenant Salary By Location

As a Lieutenant in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $46,950 per year or $22.57 per hour. Working in Boston, MA as a Lieutenant will pay you the highest wages at around $60,405 per year. Not only that, Boston, MA also has an average entry-level salary of $39,000. Some of the states with the best Lieutenant salaries are Rhode Island, Alaska, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia have the lowest Lieutenant salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
1
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$60,405
$60,405
2
2
Livermore, CA
Livermore, CA
$59,884
$59,884
3
3
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV
$54,371
$54,371
4
4
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$53,999
$53,999
5
5
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$53,928
$53,928

Map of Lieutenant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Lieutenants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Lieutenant Salary By Company

Lieutenant jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Lieutenants are Health Care companies and Professional companies. Companies like NJVC or Community Health Network will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Charlotte County and Columbia University report highly competitive salaries for Lieutenants.

Average Lieutenant Pay By Industry

Wages for Lieutenants can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Health Care companies, Government companies, and Finance companies pay their Lieutenants well. Salaries for Lieutenants in Health Care companies average $49,526 annually, while Government companies and Finance companies pay $47,374 and $46,531, respectively. The types of companies that pay Lieutenants the least are in the Manufacturing industry, where the average annual salary is $44,937.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
1
Health Care
Health Care
$49,526
$49,526
2
2
Government
Government
$47,374
$47,374
3
3
Finance
Finance
$46,531
$46,531
4
4
Professional
Professional
$46,218
$46,218
5
5
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$44,937
$44,937

Lieutenant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Lieutenant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Lieutenant of Corr Off
02/29/2020
$49,218
Geo Group Inc.
Lieutenant
02/26/2020
$55,000
State of Arkansas
ADC DCC Lieutenant
02/26/2020
$40,340
Geo Group Inc.
Lieutenant
02/26/2020
$44,000
01/29/2020
$40,340
Lieutenant
01/27/2020
$56,112
01/25/2020
$61,081
Geo Group Inc.
Lieutenant
01/23/2020
$63,000
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Lieutenant
01/14/2020
$49,218
12/31/2019
$42,640
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