Policeman Salary

Men make up the majority of Policemans in the United States, bringing in about $42K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $24K to $77K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Policemans claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$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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Job Description for Policeman

A policeman, or law enforcement officer, is primarily responsible for enforcing the laws of his/her jurisdiction and protecting people and property in the community. Their duties may include responding to calls from citizens when they are victims of crime, such as domestic violence, assault, or property damage, and they also regularly patrol designated areas to enforce traffic laws and issue citations for violations, as well as respond to traffic accidents and serve as first-responders in these and other emergency situations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Policeman

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


Policemans with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $49K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. As Policemans reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $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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