Average Salary for Houston Police Department Employees

Houston Police Department employees typically bring home $48K per year. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: Houston Police Department
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[-]Police Officer (2)
$30,829 - $69,368  
[-]Police Officer (2)
Salary$31,757 - $68,653  
Total Pay$30,829 - $69,368  
[+]Police Sergeant (2)
$69,293 - $139,752  
[+]Police Sergeant (2)
Total Pay$69,293 - $139,752  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 9
United States (change)

About This Company

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $43K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Houston Police Department employees (40 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and typically earn $86K annually.


Police Officers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $43K.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at Houston Police Department — these employees make the most at $45K per year.

Benefits and Perks

Health insurance is part of the package for almost all workers, and for a fair portion of workers, dental coverage is too.

Key Stats for Houston Police Department


38 %
63 %
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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