$51,376
Avg. Salary
$22.73
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,000

Bonus

$450

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Police Officer is $22.73 per hour.

The average pay for a Police Officer is $51,376 per year.

10%
$14.90
10%
$22.73
50%
$34.33
90%
90%
MEDIAN $22.73
10%
$34k
10%
$51k
50%
$86k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $51,376
$34,231 - $85,811
$34K
$51K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,376
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.90 - $34.33
$15
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.73
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$85K
Salary $34,231 - $85,811
Bonus $51.06 - $7,830
Profit Sharing $450
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$33,153 - $83,571
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 849
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $14.90 - $34.33
Hourly Tips $1.15
Overtime $24.38 - $62.57
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $51.06 - $7,830
Profit Sharing $450
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$33,153 - $83,571
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 431

Job Description for Police Officer

A police officer is part of one of the three areas of our criminal justice system. Members of the police force are responsible for enforcing the law. An officer will patrol neighborhoods to deter criminal activity as well as monitor any threat to public safety. A police officer will respond to incidents and complaints reported to the police department, document interactions with suspects, victims, and witnesses, and collect evidence at the scene of the crime. Police officers arrest offenders and suspects, collect evidence from them, and testify in court about cases in which they were involved. A member of the police force will also work with the community to coordinate community service events and outreach programs and to offer educational services to the neighborhoods the officer patrols. A police officer must complete the police academy training program, and quite often a certificate or degree in a criminal justice program is required. People applying to join the police force must pass a strict background check including their criminal history, driving record, and credit reports, in order to ensure that all members of the police force are upstanding members of society who will be a good fit with the community. A police officer must be in and remain in good physical condition, as the job may sometimes require strenuous physical activity. Hours for the position vary and are subject to changes based on the availability of other employees, and quite often a police officer will work night shifts and weekends. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Police Officer


Police Officer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

31%

National Average: $51,071

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Police Officers, 64 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Police Officers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+51 percent), Phoenix (+33 percent), New York (+31 percent), and Miami (+21 percent). In Charlotte, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 17 percent less in San Antonio and 11 percent less in Indianapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Police Officer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.
5-9 years
74%
10-19 years
26%

Skills That Affect Police Officer Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼1%

Leadership
▼2%


Training
▼4%

Law Enforcement
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 7%