Average Police Officer Hourly Pay in Indianapolis, Indiana

$21.50
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The average hourly pay for a Police Officer in Indianapolis, Indiana is $21.50.
10%
$17.41
10%
$21.50
50%
$28.00
90%
90%
MEDIAN $21.50
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $28
Total Pay
$38,885 - $73,727

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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.

Career Paths

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Police Officer
Police Sergeant
Security Officer
Police Chief
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Police Officer

Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Writing Procedures & Documentation and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Police Officer

An early career Police Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.40 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.63 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Employees with Police Officer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 61.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (37.2% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (26.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (3.8% less) and Houston, Texas (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 20 survey responses.
Early Career
40.0%
Mid Career
35.0%
Late Career
25.0%