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Working as a Police Shift Commander

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a police shift commander. For example, did you know that they make an average of $37.98 an hour? That's $78,992 a year!

What Does a Police Shift Commander Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a police shift commander, we found that a lot of resumes listed 38.9% of police shift commanders included police department, while 14.5% of resumes included law enforcement, and 13.7% of resumes included police reports. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the police shift commander job title. But what industry to start with? Most police shift commanders actually find jobs in the government and non profits industries.

How To Become a Police Shift Commander

If you're interested in becoming a police shift commander, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 36.7% of police shift commanders have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 24.5% of police shift commanders have master's degrees. Even though most police shift commanders have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a police shift commander. When we researched the most common majors for a police shift commander, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on police shift commander resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a police shift commander. In fact, many police shift commander jobs require experience in a role such as police officer. Meanwhile, many police shift commanders also have previous career experience in roles such as police sergeant or police lieutenant.

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Average Salary for a Police Shift Commander

Police Shift Commanders in America make an average salary of $78,992 per year or $38 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $119,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $52,000 per year.
Average Salary
$78,992

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Certified Police M-F 1St. Shift
Certified Police M-F 1St. Shift
Allied Universal Security
Allied Universal Security
10/27/2020
10/27/2020
$37,04410/27/2020
$37,044
Certified Police M-F 1St. Shift
Certified Police M-F 1St. Shift
Allied Universal
Allied Universal
10/27/2020
10/27/2020
$37,04410/27/2020
$37,044
Police Commanders
Police Commanders
City of Cloquet
City of Cloquet
06/30/2020
06/30/2020
$67,05106/30/2020
$67,051
Police Telecommunicator-Night Shift
Police Telecommunicator-Night Shift
City of Statesville
City of Statesville
06/18/2020
06/18/2020
$32,25706/18/2020
$32,257
Police Commander
Police Commander
Town of Gilbert
Town of Gilbert
04/28/2020
04/28/2020
$103,77604/28/2020
$103,776

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Police Shift Commander Demographics

Gender

male

90.8 %

female

7.3 %

unknown

1.8 %

Ethnicity

White

71.3 %

Hispanic or Latino

14.9 %

Black or African American

10.0 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

60.0 %

Korean

20.0 %

Vietnamese

20.0 %
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Police Shift Commander Education

Majors

Business
11.5 %

Degrees

Bachelors

36.7 %

Masters

24.5 %

Certificate

10.2 %

Top Colleges for Police Shift Commanders

1. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

In-State Tuition
$18,454
Enrollment
40,108

2. Northeastern University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$51,522
Enrollment
13,760

3. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

In-State Tuition
$15,262
Enrollment
30,079

4. University of Washington

Seattle, WA

In-State Tuition
$11,207
Enrollment
30,905

5. Duke University

Durham, NC

In-State Tuition
$55,695
Enrollment
6,596

6. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

7. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

In-State Tuition
$50,420
Enrollment
7,582

8. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

9. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

10. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083
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Top Police Shift Commander Employers

1. Allied Universal
3.9
Avg. Salary: 
$31,007
Police Shift Commanders Hired: 
2+
2. Loyola University New Orleans
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$40,341
Police Shift Commanders Hired: 
2+
3. Coastal International
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$36,730
Police Shift Commanders Hired: 
1+
4. City of Berkeley Recycling
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$32,198
Police Shift Commanders Hired: 
1+
5. Phoenix Police Department
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$44,293
Police Shift Commanders Hired: 
1+
6. United States Department of Defense
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$40,691
Police Shift Commanders Hired: 
1+

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Updated October 2, 2020