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Policeman Salary

Men make up the majority of Policemans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $43K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Policemans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$25,913 - $76,555
(Median)
26K
36K
43K
58K
77K
MEDIAN: $42,902
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$7.66 - $34.25
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$25,913 - $76,555  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
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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$25,081 - $79,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$7.66 - $34.25  
   
Overtime
$8.50 - $70.00  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
   
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).
)
$25,081 - $79,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Pay by Experience Level for Policeman

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $49K. For Policemans, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $50K by contrast.

Experience Affects Policeman Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%