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Patrolman Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Patrolman is $35,364 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 sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Patrolman Salary (?
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$24,793 - $61,534
(Median)
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44K
62K
MEDIAN: $35,364
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Patrolman Salary (?
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$10.65 - $25.26
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$24,793 - $61,534  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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 - $61,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.65 - $25.26  
   
Overtime
$13.57 - $38.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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).
)
$23,476 - $61,176  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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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Experience Affects Patrolman Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5 based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 6%