Policeman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Policemans earn an average of $42K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $24K to $77K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Policemans enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,672 - $74,842
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$75K
MEDIAN: $41,596
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50%
90%

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$9.07 - $35.01
(Median)
$9
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$23,672 - $74,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$24,241 - $77,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $35.01  
   
Overtime
$2.07 - $61.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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).
)
$24,241 - $77,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Pay by Experience Level for Policeman

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


For many Policemans, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $40K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $49K. Policemans bring in $50K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Policeman generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $52K.

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Experience Affects Policeman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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