The average salary for a Patrolman is $36,143 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Patrolman Total Pay (?
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$24,903 - $61,277
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MEDIAN: $36,143
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Patrolman Total Pay (?
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$10.62 - $25.45
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,903 - $61,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$23,476 - $62,400  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.62 - $25.45  
   
Overtime
$13.70 - $38.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
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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$23,476 - $62,400  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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.

Experience Affects Patrolman Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 3 out of 5 based on 9 votes.
Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%
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