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Patrolman Salary

The average salary for a Patrolman is $42,955 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$26,896 - $77,216
(Median)
$27K
$43K
$77K
MEDIAN: $42,954
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50%
90%

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$10.05 - $21.91
(Median)
$10
$14
$22
MEDIAN: $14.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$26,896 - $77,216  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
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 - $69,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $21.91  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $37.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
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 - $69,362  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Patrolman Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

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Experience Affects Patrolman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 102%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%
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