Delphi (atdelphi) wrote in little_details,

1950 NYPD Salary

I have a character who's a police officer (regular officer) with the NYPD. In 1950, he'd have about twelve years' experience with the department, and I'm trying to find out how much money he would be making.

I've searched various strings along the lines of NYPD + history, NYPD + 1940s/1950s, NYPD/police/cop + salary/wage, 1950s/1940s + salary/wage, history + salary/wage, etc. I've managed to find current and 19th century NYPD salaries, sample incomes for other jobs in the late 40s/early 50s, and 1950s salaries for police officers in non-US countries, but nothing in the sweet spot yet.

It may be a long shot, but I'm hoping someone at least has a ballpark estimate.

ETA: I managed to turn up an estimate of about $2500 a year for a patrolman with the SJPD. If anyone happens to know whether the NYPD paid more or less than that at the time, please do chime in. Otherwise, I'll take this as a guideline.
Tags: 1950-1959, uk: government: law enforcement, usa: new york: new york city

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