The average pay for a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team Member is $8.95 per hour.

$48,484 - $116,934
(Median)
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$60K
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MEDIAN: $60,000
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$7.37 - $20.13
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $8.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,000  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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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$15,522 - $61,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$7.37 - $20.13  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.37  
Overtime
$18.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$15,522 - $61,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Job Description for Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team Member

In particularly difficult and dangerous situations involving armed criminals, the normal levels of manpower and firepower may be inadequate. Large cities often have special paramilitary units which are trained in high-risk tactical action to be deployed in such circumstances, and these units are called SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics). A SWAT team member is an individual who is assigned to such a squad and trained in the use of weapons such as assault and sniper rifles and, occasionally, special vehicles such as helicopters and armored personnel carriers.

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Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
medical benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 63%
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