Patrolman Salary

A Patrolman earns an average salary of $35,858 per year.

$24,490 - $74,000
$24K
$36K
$74K
MEDIAN: $35,858
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50%
90%

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$9.06 - $29.80
$9
$18
$30
MEDIAN: $18.11
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,490 - $74,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,400 - $71,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$36.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,400 - $71,200  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Patrolman

  • Communicate and document incidents and actions to colleagues and management.
  • Investigate reported incidents and interview witnesses for details.
  • Promote and maintain safety through emergency response, regular patrols, and public relations.
  • Provide first-response aid to incident victims.

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Pay by Experience Level for Patrolman

Pay by Experience for a Patrolman has a positive trend. An entry-level Patrolman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patrolman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Patrolman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 13 salaries. A Patrolman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 7 salaries.

Patrolman Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Patrolman?

Patrolman in Lovell:
"Politics, too much politics."
Start and stay in a big department of at least 50 officers. Small town politics are too close to the officers and interfere with the officers careers.

Key Stats for Patrolman

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Patrolman Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲37%

Mid-Career
▲32%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 13%