Police Officer in Houston, Texas Salary

Pay for Houston Police Officers sits in the ballpark of $49K annually. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Police Officers in Houston is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,119 - $59,432
$39K
$49K
$59K
MEDIAN: $48,968
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$17.85 - $25.00
$22
MEDIAN: $22.00
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$37,128 - $58,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Hourly Rate
$22.00  
   
Overtime
$33.70  
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$37,128 - $58,714  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
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Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $45K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $49K. Houston Police Officers bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $49K.

Key Stats for Police Officer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Police Officer Salaries

Experienced
▲2%

Late-Career
▲1%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Police Officer Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼0%

National Average
$49,000

Training
▼2%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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