Average Salary for Police Department of Chicago Employees

Employees at Police Department of Chicago make $70K annually on average. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach around $54K per year. Average pay is $66K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Police Department of Chicago people (50 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $73K per year on average.


The highest average salaries go to Police Officers who bring in close to about $60K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists earn $70K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. First Aid Administrators with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $58K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Oral / Verbal Communication; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $58K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Writing Procedures & Documentation; about one-half consider it a key competency.


Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all survey participants can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit.

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