Average Mid-Career Police Officer Salary

$52,041
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,983
Bonus
$445
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Police Officer is $52,041.
10%
$35k
MEDIAN
$52k
90%
$86k
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Salary
$35k - $86k
Bonus
$49 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $445
Total Pay
$34k - $84k

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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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Popular Skills for Police Officer

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

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 $44,206 based on 312 salaries. An early career Police Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,608 based on 1,201 salaries. An experienced Police Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,597 based on 924 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $72,057.
Employees with Police Officer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 53.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (43.8% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (32.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (16.9% less), Dallas, Texas (5.9% less) and Houston, Texas (5.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,996 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.4%
Early Career
40.1%
Experienced
30.8%
Late Career
18.7%