A Police Officer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $66,666 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$34,153 - $90,351
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$34K
$67K
$90K
MEDIAN: $66,665
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$22.00 - $40.50
(Median)
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$29
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$34,153 - $90,351  
   
Bonus
$3,500  
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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$34,567 - $91,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$29.00  
   
Overtime
$27.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Bonus
$3,500  
   
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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$34,567 - $91,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,662,238
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

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

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Experience Affects Police Officer Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Police Officer Salaries

National Average
$68,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 12%

Training
up arrow 12%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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