Average Experienced Police Officer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$79,953
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The average salary for an Experienced Police Officer in Washington, District of Columbia is $79,953.
10%
$54k
MEDIAN
$80k
90%
$96k
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$54k - $96k
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$55k - $99k

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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 $51,257 based on 5 salaries. An early career Police Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,987 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Police Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $94,600.
Employees with Police Officer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 13.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (7.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (35.1% less), Atlanta, Georgia (34.5% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (15.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 39 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.8%
Early Career
28.2%
Mid Career
28.2%
Late Career
30.8%