Policeman Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Policemans in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $42K per year nationwide. Most Policemans report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$24,377 - $72,986
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$73K
MEDIAN: $42,208
10%
50%
90%

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$13.50 - $35.00
(Median)
$14
$24
$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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,377 - $72,986  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$25,269 - $77,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$2.14 - $52.28  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
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).
)
$25,269 - $77,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Pay by Experience Level for Policeman

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $42K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $50K. Policemans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $50K on average.

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Experience Affects Policeman Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 6%
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