Policeman Salary

Just over a half of Policemans in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $25K to $79K per year, but median earnings come to around $45K per year. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Policemans who answered the questionnnaire. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part.

$24,742 - $79,902
$25K
$45K
$80K
MEDIAN: $45,007
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50%
90%

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$10.50 - $44.50
$10
$25
$44
MEDIAN: $24.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,742 - $79,902  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,875 - $79,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $44.50  
   
Overtime
$44.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Total Pay (?
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$24,875 - $79,149  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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
24%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Policeman Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

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
24%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 8%