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Policeman Salary

Men account for the majority of Policemans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $43K annually. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,588 - $74,830
(Median)
$25K
$43K
$75K
MEDIAN: $42,621
10%
50%
90%

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$13.59 - $34.77
(Median)
$14
$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
$24,588 - $74,830  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
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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$27,232 - $79,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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
$13.59 - $34.77  
   
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 - $10,033  
   
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).
)
$27,232 - $79,077  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Policemans — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $49K. Policemans who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Policemans with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $51K.

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Experience Affects Policeman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 7%
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