For Policemans, annual average wages total $43K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Policemans — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Policemans (81 percent) who took the survey.

$24,165 - $74,865
(Median)
$24K
$43K
$75K
MEDIAN: $42,899
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$13.28 - $53.83
(Median)
$13
$25
$54
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$24,165 - $74,865  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,580 - $73,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $53.83  
   
Overtime
$9.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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Total Pay (?
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$24,580 - $73,996  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $40K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $42K. For Policemans, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $49K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $56K.

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Experience Affects Policeman Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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