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Average Salary for Houston Police Department Employees

A typical Houston Police Department employee can expect to make $48K per year. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

Employer: Houston Police Department
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Police Officer (2)
$30,763 - $69,814  
[-]Police Officer (2)
Salary$31,962 - $67,386  
Total Pay$30,763 - $69,814  
[+]Police Sergeant (2)
$69,204 - $139,030  
[+]Police Sergeant (2)
Total Pay$69,204 - $139,030  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 9 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8
United States (change)

Houston Police Department Details

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $43K. Broadly speaking, the largest slice of the Houston Police Department workforce (40 percent) has a tenure of 20 years or more and earns $86K annually.


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

Certifications and Degrees

The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Houston Police Department awards about $45K to these degree-holders.

Benefits and Perks

Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all workers, and a fair portion of workers report receiving dental coverage as well.

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Key Stats

38 %
63 %
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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