Average Police Officer Salary in Australia

AU$71,902
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AU$6,000
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The average salary for a Police Officer in Australia is AU$71,902.
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AU$50k
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AU$72k
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AU$103k
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MEDIAN AU$71,902
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AU$50k - AU$103k
Bonus
AU$153 - AU$16k
Total Pay
AU$50k - AU$103k

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Job Description for Police Officer

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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Police Officer
Customer Service Manager
Call Center Manager
Security Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

An entry-level Police Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$61,915 based on 18 salaries. An early career Police Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$66,543 based on 98 salaries. A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$77,905 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Police Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$89,276 based on 60 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$93,297.
Employees with Police Officer in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 24.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (12.4% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (5.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (5.1% less), Gold Coast, Queensland (4.5% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (3.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 279 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.5%
Early Career
35.1%
Mid Career
21.9%
Experienced
21.5%
Late Career
15.1%