Policeman Salary

Policemans in the United States take home an average $46K annually. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Policemans who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$25,253 - $82,045
$25K
$46K
$82K
MEDIAN: $45,902
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50%
90%

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$10.00 - $33.49
$10
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $22.30
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$0$82K
Salary $25,253 - $82,045
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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$25,639 - $78,961
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 67
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $10.00 - $33.49
Overtime $35.50
Annual Data $0$78K
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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$25,639 - $78,961
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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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

Pay by Experience for a Policeman has a positive trend. An entry-level Policeman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Policeman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Policeman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 28 salaries. A Policeman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 17 salaries.

Key Stats for Policeman

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Policeman Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 13%
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