Public Safety Officer Salary (United States)

A Public Safety Officer earns an average wage of $14.26 per hour.
Public Safety Officer Salary (?
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$26,360 - $60,965
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $40,273
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Public Safety Officer Salary (?
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$10.03 - $21.92
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,360 - $60,965  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
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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$23,081 - $52,177  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $21.92  
   
Overtime
$10.23 - $39.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $983  
   
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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$23,081 - $52,177  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Job Description for Public Safety Officer

  • Regularly file incident reports.
  • Respond to, investigate, and report suspicious incidents.
  • Patrol areas, watching for dangerous or criminal activity.
  • Direct traffic and provide crowd control.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Safety Officer

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

Public Safety Officer Reviews

What is it like working as a Public Safety Officer?
Public Safety Officer in Flint:
"Good Job Except The Pay."
Pros: Working with people.
Cons: The short hours and the pay.
Public Safety Officer in Charlotte:
"Novant Health Public Safety Pros/Cons."
Pros: Novant Health presents a professional environment with plenty of job security when it comes to public safety. Immediate management is great and the pay is good.
Cons: Career ladder progression in this field is severely limited. 80% of pay progression will result in accepting positions within Novant Health, but outside of public safety.

Experience Affects Public Safety Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$32,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 13%
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