Average Salary for Police Department of Chicago Employees

An average Police Department of Chicago employee can expect to make $87K annually. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Police Department of Chicago Median Salary by Job


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  • Updated: 07 Nov 2017
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Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $74K per year. The greater proportion of employees (44 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of around $93K annually.


Police Officers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $65K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Firearms Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $75K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists with credentials; these people earn $65K per year on average. At Police Department of Chicago, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) receive the highest salaries at about $132K.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Leadership; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $75K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Police Department of Chicago is Oral / Verbal Communication; a fair number of employees use it for work.


The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

About two in five workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Police Department of Chicago sponsors. The vast majority of workers can count on health insurance, and the vast majority of employees have dental coverage as a benefit.

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Key Stats for Police Department of Chicago


14 %
86 %
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$61,000 - $132,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for Police Department of Chicago

  1. Chicago, Illinois

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