Average Police Officer Salary

$54,478
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$37k
MEDIAN
$54k
90%
$91k

The average salary for a Police Officer is $54,478

Base Salary
$37k - $91k
Bonus
$203 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $486
Total Pay
$35k - $89k
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What Do Police Officers Do?

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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Job Satisfaction for Police Officer

3.9 out of 5
(150)
Highly Satisfied
27Reviews
Based on 150 responses, the job of Police Officer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.87 out of 5. On average, Police Officers are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
89.6%
Female
10.1%
Prefer to self-define
0.3%
This data is based on 335 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

92%

Dental

79%

Vision

69%

None

7%