Mid-Career Police Officer Salary

The average Mid-Career Police Officer earns approximately $51K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of Mid-Career Police Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,100 - $86,562
$34K
$51K
$87K
MEDIAN: $51,268
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50%
90%

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$14.96 - $34.74
$15
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.56
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,100 - $86,562  
   
Bonus
$48.94 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$208.50  
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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$32,954 - $84,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 644
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.96 - $34.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.15  
Overtime
$23.27 - $61.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$48.94 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$208.50  
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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$32,954 - $84,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 336

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,907

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For Mid-Career Police Officers, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Police Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+52 percent), Phoenix (+34 percent), New York (+32 percent), and Miami (+22 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Charlotte, 17 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 17 percent less in San Antonio and 10 percent less in Indianapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Police Officer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.
5-9 years
74%
10-19 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Police Officer Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼1%


Leadership
▼2%

Training
▼4%

Law Enforcement
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 7%
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