Entry-Level Police Officer Salary

An Entry-Level Police Officer earns an average salary of $44,160 per year.

$30,559 - $64,516
$31K
$44K
$65K
MEDIAN: $44,160
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50%
90%

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$12.12 - $29.24
$12
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $19.50
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,559 - $64,516  
   
Bonus
$976 - $9,916  
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
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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$29,342 - $65,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,072
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $29.24  
   
Overtime
$18.35 - $49.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$976 - $9,916  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
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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$29,342 - $65,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 483

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,656

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Police Officer Advice

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

Police Officer in South Bethlehem:
"Changes as a Police Officer."
Times have changed and you must be able to change with the times. Its not all about chasing bad guys . But making a safe environment for everyone .

Police Officer in Manchester:
"Advice."
Pay attention to your senior Officers. What you have learned in college and what you were told in the academy may not apply when you hit the streets.

Police Officer in Lithia Springs:
"Lessons learned."
Learn the policies and procedures. Follow them and stay safe while performing your duties.

Police Officer in Kennesaw:
"Status quo."
There aren't enough people who are go getters and wish to push things forward for the better.

Key Stats for Police Officer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
16%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Police Officer Salaries


Leadership
▲4%


▲3%

National Average
$44,000

Law Enforcement
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 9%