Average Experienced Police Officer Salary in Houston, Texas

$51,925
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The average salary for an Experienced Police Officer in Houston, Texas is $51,925.
10%
$47k
MEDIAN
$52k
90%
$65k
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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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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 $40,695 based on 5 salaries. An early career Police Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,457 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,983.
Employees with Police Officer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 74.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (64.8% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (54.0% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 42 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.9%
Early Career
26.2%
Mid Career
28.6%
Late Career
33.3%