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Patrolman Salary (United States)

A Patrolman earns an average salary of $40,038 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Patrolman Salary (?
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$26,068 - $72,571
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,037
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Patrolman Salary (?
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$10.11 - $22.70
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$26,068 - $72,571  
   
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 - $63,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $22.70  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $38.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$23,476 - $63,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 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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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

Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5 based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 5%