AU$70,211
Avg. Salary
AU$27.57
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Police Officer is AU$27.57 per hour.

The average pay for a Police Officer is AU$70,211 per year.

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AU$20.21
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MEDIAN AU$27.57
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MEDIAN AU$70,211
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MEDIAN: AU$70,211
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Salary AU$49,338 - AU$102,533
Bonus AU$245 - AU$14,298
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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AU$49,235 - AU$102,629
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 269
Hourly Data AU$0AU$83
Hourly Rate AU$20.21 - AU$45.01
Overtime AU$20.00 - AU$83.01
Annual Data AU$0AU$102K
Bonus AU$245 - AU$14,298
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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AU$49,235 - AU$102,629
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

Job Description for Police Officer

A police officer is part of one of the three areas of our criminal justice system. Members of the police force are responsible for enforcing the law. An officer will patrol neighborhoods to deter criminal activity as well as monitor any threat to public safety. A police officer will respond to incidents and complaints reported to the police department, document interactions with suspects, victims, and witnesses, and collect evidence at the scene of the crime. Police officers arrest offenders and suspects, collect evidence from them, and testify in court about cases in which they were involved. A member of the police force will also work with the community to coordinate community service events and outreach programs and to offer educational services to the neighborhoods the officer patrols. A police officer must complete the police academy training program, and quite often a certificate or degree in a criminal justice program is required. People applying to join the police force must pass a strict background check including their criminal history, driving record, and credit reports, in order to ensure that all members of the police force are upstanding members of society who will be a good fit with the community. A police officer must be in and remain in good physical condition, as the job may sometimes require strenuous physical activity. Hours for the position vary and are subject to changes based on the availability of other employees, and quite often a police officer will work night shifts and weekends. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Police Officer Tasks
  • Patrol neighborhoods to prevent and stop crimes and threats to safety.
  • Coordinate community work and outreach and offer educational services.
  • Arrest offenders and suspects, collect evidence, and testify about cases.
  • Respond to incidents and complaints, document interactions, and collect evidence.

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Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

Pay by Experience for a Police Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Police Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$64,000 based on 115 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Police Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$73,000 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Police Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$86,000 based on 87 salaries. A Police Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$91,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: AU$69,562

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Q: What is it like working as a Police Officer?

Police Officer in Toorak:
Pros: I like working because I get money.
Cons: I don't like working because I don't get enough money.

Key Stats for Police Officer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Police Officer Salaries

▲32%

▲24%

▲4%

National Average
AU$70,000

▼8%

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 57%