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Policeman Salary

Men make up the majority of Policemans in the United States, bringing in about $42K per year. Job satisfaction for Policemans is high. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,490 - $75,043
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$75K
MEDIAN: $42,444
10%
50%
90%

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$9.12 - $34.52
(Median)
$9
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,490 - $75,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$25,591 - $79,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $34.52  
   
Overtime
$2.21 - $85.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
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).
)
$25,591 - $79,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Pay by Experience Level for Policeman

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


For Policemans, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $49K. On average, Policemans make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $51K.

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Experience Affects Policeman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 9%