Public Safety Officer Salary (United States)

A Public Safety Officer earns an average wage of $14.23 per hour.
Public Safety Officer Total Pay (?
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$27,674 - $62,537
(Median)
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49K
63K
MEDIAN: $41,164
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Public Safety Officer Total Pay (?
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$10.23 - $22.54
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,674 - $62,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$23,622 - $54,939  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $22.54  
   
Overtime
$10.16 - $38.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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).
)
$23,622 - $54,939  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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 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 26%
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
National Average
$33,000
Experienced
up arrow 1%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 14%
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