Policeman Salary

Men make up the majority of Policemans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $42K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Policemans. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,429 - $73,918
(Median)
$24K
$42K
$74K
MEDIAN: $42,389
10%
50%
90%

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$13.41 - $32.21
(Median)
$13
$23
$32
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
$24,429 - $73,918  
   
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 - $76,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $32.21  
   
Overtime
$2.14 - $52.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$25,269 - $76,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Pay by Experience Level for Policeman

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Policemans make a median salary of $49K. Policemans who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $50K.

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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
31%
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: 56% employee benefits None: 6%
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